Steamed Artichokes with Lemon Sauce Recipe

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"My husband created this smooth tangy sauce back in the 60's," recalls Lois Gelzer of Standish, Maine. "It complements the steamed artichokes, whether they're served warm or cold."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 6 medium fresh artichokes
  • 1-1/2 cups mayonnaise
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon seasoned salt or salt-free seasoning blend
  • 3 drops hot pepper sauce

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 102 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 534mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 7g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable.


  1. Place the artichokes upside down in a steamer basket; place the basket in a saucepan over 1 in. of boiling water. Cover and steam for 25-35 minutes or until tender.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt and hot pepper sauce. Cover and refrigerate. Serve with artichokes. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Steamed Artichokes with Lemon Sauce in Quick Cooking March/April 2000, p37

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jlbjeanie User ID: 2196501 31917
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2011

"A++ dip. I made it with extra salt easoning plus double the pepper sauce."

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