Well, this is the season for artichokes & why not try some neat recipes besides the popular well known dip that so many love? Let’s try something new! How about a mayonnaise dip for artichokes? It has a great taste & gives you a unique appetizer for yourself at home or to bring to a party! Let me know if you try it & what you think! 😉
1 Cup Just Mayo or Vegannaise
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1 TBSPN fresh lime juice
2 Garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp dried minced onion
1/4 tsp Paprika
Salt (for in water) & to season dip
Ground black pepper (to season dip)
Six 10 oz. artichokes, tips of leaves trimmed off
1) Mix the first 8 ingredients in a bowl. Season with S & P.
2) Cook artichokes, covered, in a large pot of water with salt. Boil until tender when pierced with a knife or fork, for approximately 30-35 minutes. Drain well. Blot dry if needed. * You can also grill artichokes cut into quarter sections with olive oil, S & P on grill for about 15 minutes, turning occasionally to make sure all sides grilled evenly. **For this recipe, I grilled them.
3) Serve artichokes warm or chilled to your preference, with the Basil Mayonnaise dip.
* Note: You can prepare the Mayonnaise dip & the Artichokes a day ahead of time. Cover & refrigerate separately. The dip will keep up to 3 days in refrigerator.
**The mayonnaise dip can be spread on sandwiches too!