Artichoke with Avocado Sauce

I love a good steamed artichoke! It makes for a yummy appetizer or side. I enjoy pairing it with this avocado dipping sauce as a healthier alternative to butter or hollandaise sauce. unnamed.jpg

Steamed Artichoke:

  1. Fill saucepan with a few inches of water and bring to a boil.
  2. Trim two artichokes by slicing off the pointy tips and cut in half.
  3. Place in the water and steam covered until the leaves are easily pierced and removed from the the heart (about 20-25 minutes)
  4. Strain and cool

Avocado Dipping Sauce:

  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup sherry vinegar
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt & pepper to taste
  1. Mix or food process until smooth and creamy.
  2. Dip meaty parts of leaves into the sauce and bite off!
  3. As you get closer to the heart the leaves become meatier and more tender!
  4. Enjoy 🙂

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