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Artichokes with Lemon-Mint Dressing Recipe

Artichokes with Lemon-Mint Dressing Recipe

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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings

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

  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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, 18 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 10 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 reduced-fat milk, 1 fat.