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Three Artichoke Dipping Sauces

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Here are three dipping sauces for freshly steamed artichokes. You can make these dipping sauces in minutes. Each is an alternative to simply digging artichokes in warm melted butter.

Pesto sauce
Pesto sauce

Creamy lemon sauce: mix 1 cup ranch dressing, 1 crushed garlic clove, and the juice of 1 lemon.

Mint-yogurt sauce: mix ½ cup plain yogurt, the juice of 1½ lemon 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint, and 1 small minced garlic clove.

Sun-dried tomato or fresh tomatillo pesto with goat cheese sauce: mix 2 tablespoons each pureed marinated sun-dried tomatoes or tomatillos and prepared pesto with 2 ounces fresh goat cheese, 1 tablespoon olive oil and chopped garlic to taste.

More artichoke articles on Harvest to Table:

How to Plant and Grow Artichokes

How to Cook and Serve Artichokes

Artichokes and Mint Side Salad

Artichokes Steamed and Stuffed

Three Artichoke Dipping Sauces

Artichoke Growing Problems Troubleshooting

How to Plant and Grow Jerusalem Artichokes – Sunchokes

Jerusalem Artichoke – Sunchoke Plant Starting Tips

How to Harvest and Store Jerusalem Artichokes – Sunchokes

Five Ways to Cook and Serve Jerusalem Artichokes – Sunchokes

Written by Stephen Albert

Stephen Albert is a horticulturist, master gardener, and certified nurseryman who has taught at the University of California for more than 25 years. He holds graduate degrees from the University of California and the University of Iowa. His books include Vegetable Garden Grower’s Guide, Vegetable Garden Almanac & Planner, Tomato Grower’s Answer Book, and Kitchen Garden Grower’s Guide. His Vegetable Garden Grower’s Masterclass is available online. has more than 10 million visitors each year.

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