Artichoke w/ Garlic Spiked Mayo

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Mmmm, Artichoke.  Artichoke is one of those vegetables that doesn’t need any seasonings or extra pairing ingredients for it to taste good.  Plain, steamed, artichoke is just that amazing.  But let me tell you just how more amazing it could taste with something to dip it in.  I grew up dipping it in just plain butter.  Seriously, so delicious. I would soak my leaves in the butter before eating the very tips.  Was it the artichoke I was enjoying or the butter?  Definitely, questionable.  Now, I know it’s all about the artichoke. (I just wanted to start singing, “because you know it’s all about that artichoke, bout that artichoke, no trouble. Oh wow, damn you Meghan Trainer.  Her voice is actually pretty incredible.  I love the new song she’s featured in, called Marvin Gaye. )  OK, back to artichokes and yummy dipping sauce. I like to make some dipping sauce with it, and I end up eating half the leaves plain and half with the magical dipping sauce.  (butter, garlic herb butter, mayo, etc.)  I experimented  in the kitchen for a new dipping sauce I had never made and put something together that seriously makes you say, “WOW” out loud.  Or at least that’s what my husband said after he tried it.

We ate the artichoke with Spinach & Sun dried Tomato Meatloaf.

Artichoke Ingredients: I made 2

  1. rinse artichoke
  2. cut off all the stem
  3. with kitchen knives, clip of the tips of each leaf
  4. bring water to boil in a large steamer pot.
  5. place artichoke the pot, make sure they stand up straight, tips facing up.
  6. steam for 1 hour.

Garlic Spiked Mayo: for 2

what you need:

  • 1/4 cup Hampton Creek Just Mayo (Seriously, the best mayonnaise!)
  • 1/2 Tbls Worcestershire sauce (I used Lea & Perrins)
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  1. Mix all ingredients together.  That’s it!

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