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Artichokes with Lemon-Mint Dressing

 Artichokes with Lemon-Mint Dressing
The light green, fresh-tasting dressing is the perfect accompaniment for steamed artichokes. CW's test kitchen staff liked the dip so much, they suggested making a double batch and thinning it down with a little milk to use as a regular salad dressing.
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 medium artichokes
  • 1 package (12.3 ounces) silken firm tofu
  • 4 teaspoons minced fresh mint or 1-1/4 teaspoons dried mint
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons honey mustard
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • Place the artichokes upside down in a steamer basket; place in a
  • saucepan over 1 in. of boiling water. Cover and steam for 20-25
  • minutes or until tender.
  • Meanwhile, for dressing, combine the remaining ingredients in a
  • blender or food processor; cover and process until smooth. Serve
  • with artichokes. Yield: 4 servings (1 cup dressing).
Nutritional Facts: 1 artichoke with 1/4 cup dressing equals 154 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), trace cholesterol, 615 mg sodium,

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Artichokes with Lemon-Mint Dressing (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 18 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 10 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 reduced-fat milk, 1 fat.