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Elegant Artichokes

 Elegant Artichokes
Artichokes add an elegant touch to any meal. This recipe has a special twist with the addition of a tangy lemon dressing.
5 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 5 medium artichokes
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 medium lemons, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • LEMON-PEPPER DIP:
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup diced green pepper
  • 2 tablespoons sliced green onion

Directions

  • Cut off stem at base of artichoke. Cut 1 in. from the top. With
  • scissors, snip the tip end of each leaf. Remove outer leaves. Rub
  • cut ends of leaves with lemon juice.
  • Place artichokes in a Dutch oven; add lemon slices and garlic. Cover
  • with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30-45
  • minutes or until artichoke leaves near the center pull out easily.
  • Drain; arrange on a serving platter. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • For dip, in a bowl, whisk the oil, lemon juice, vinegar, mustard,

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Elegant Artichokes (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • garlic, salt and pepper. Stir in green pepper and onion. Serve with
  • artichokes.
  • Yield: 5 servings (1-3/4 cups dip).
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 472 calories, 44 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 667 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 5 g protein.