Food Fun With Artichokes

Artichoke with Dipping Sauce

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 35 minutes
Yields: 2 servings


1 artichoke
Juice of 1/2 lemon


1/2 cup of your favorite mustard
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
2 tablespoons tamari (you can also use Soy Sauce)
2 tablespoons honey


1. Heat 2 inches of water in a pot.
2. Wash artichoke and cut about 1/2 inch off the top and bottom of the choke.
3. Squeeze lemon juice all over the artichoke and place in the boiling water.
4. Cover and boil 25 minutes, until leaves pull off easily.
5. While the choke cools, whisk together sauce ingredients in a bowl.
6. Remove choke and drain over the sink.

To eat, pull off a leaf, dip in the sauce and pull meat off with your teeth.

The best part of this recipe?

Artichokes are in season right now!  You can find both regular and miniature sized artichokes right now!

Nutritional Facts about Artichokes:

Artichokes are nutrient dense and average about 25 calories for a medium sized artichoke.   Artichokes will give you 16 essential nutrients!

They provide the minerals Magnesium, Chromium, Manganese, Potassium, Phosphorus, Iron & Calcium.  Artichokes are a good source of fiber, Vitamin C and Folate.  They are low in calories and sodium and have no fat and no cholesterol.
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