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Jun 1, 2008 03:19 PM

Dips to serve with Steamed Artichokes??

Usually served with garlic butter and lemon.....or a ranch type dressing. Looking for something a little more unique? Thanks a bunch!

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  1. Here's a delicious sauce adapted from John Ash:

    Mint and Yogurt Sauce for Artichokes

    1/4 cup chopped scallions white and green parts
    1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
    1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar or to taste
    1/3 cup coarsely-chopped fresh mint leaves loosely packed
    1 garlic clove, cut in quarters
    1/2 cup peeled and seeded cucumber
    1 cup yogurt
    1 tablespoon fruity olive oil (or a bit more, to taste)
    salt to taste
    freshly-ground black pepper to taste

    Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend either smooth or a bit coarse, to taste.

    This recipe yields 1 3/4 cup of sauce.

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    1. re: Nancy Berry

      I like chipotle mayo w/lime.....also mustard dill.

    2. Hello,

      I do not have anything specific since this is mostly from other recipes but thyme and artichoke are a great match.
      Flavor up some olive oil with it perhaps and maybe a garlic.

      Maybe you think of something great just as a dip(though I don't like anything really thick for 'chokes).
      If you do, let me know. Nice to have something come from this idea's usual uses.


      1. I like to doctor up plain old Best Foods mayo. One of my favorites is a dash of extra Meyer lemon juice (I have a tree!), a small spoon of extra virgin olive oil, and smoked paprika. An alternative is some fresh lemon thyme instead of the paprika.

        1. I often make a curry mayo sauce from a cookbook called 1000 Vegetarian Recipes. Unfortunately I don't remember the proportions or all of the ingredients but the basics are the following ingredients stirred into a cup of mayo: white vinegar, milk, lemon juice, pressed garlic, curry powder, paprika, salt, pepper. You could try doing a google search. My family really likes this, even the members who hate mayo.

          1. Pesto, a yogurt sauce, or a simple parsley/olive oil/garlic sauce.