California Artichoke Advisory Board

Favorite Dips

artichokes with two sauces
Herbed Mayonnaise
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon each chopped parsley and chives (or green onions, green part only)
  • ¼ teaspoon chopped tarragon

Mix all ingredients well.

Pesto Mayonnaise
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons or more pesto sauce (frozen is best for color)

Mix thoroughly.
Adjust amounts to your taste.

Soy Sauce Mayonnaise
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
    (more or less to taste)
  • A dash of garlic powder

Mix thoroughly.

Creamy Ranch Dip
Here’s one that the kids will have fun making!

  • ¼ cup nonfat plain yogurt
  • ¼ cup lowfat Ranch salad dressing

Combine ingredients; mix well. Makes about 1/2 cup.

Courtesy California Artichoke
Advisory Board

Curry Mayonnaise
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 2 teaspoons butter

Melt butter in a small pan. Add curry powder. Bubble gently for a minute or two over low heat to eliminate any bitterness from the curry powder. Cool and add to mayo.

Low Calorie Dill Dip
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • ¼ cup reduced calorie mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons minced green onion
  • 3 teaspoons chopped capers
  • ¾ teaspoon dried dill weed

Combine all ingredients well.
(4 servings, 104 calories)


Many artichoke lovers prefer melted butter for their artichokes. The more creative among them add just about anything to the butter, particularly a touch of garlic powder, a few drops of lemon juice, minced dried dill, parsley, whatever turns you on. Delicious!