Artichokes with Light Honey Mustard Dip

An approved California 5 a Day recipe created with adult tastes in mind.

Ingredients:
  • 4 medium California artichokes
  • ½ cup light mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • ½ teaspoon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice

Instructions:
  1. Wash artichokes under cold running water.
  2. Cut off stem at base; remove small bottom leaves. If desired, trim tips of leaves and cut off top two inches.
  3. Stand artichokes upright in deep, nonreactive saucepan large enough to hold snugly.
  4. Add 1 teaspoon salt and two to three inches boiling water.
  5. Cover and boil gently 35 to 45 minutes or until base can be pierced easily with a fork. (Add a little more boiling water, if needed.)
  6. Turn artichokes upside down to drain.
  7. Serve immediately or cool completely; cover and refrigerate to chill.
  8. Makes 4 artichokes.
  9. Combine light mayonnaise, honey, mustard and lemon juice; mix well. Makes about 1/2 cup.

Yield: Makes 4 servings.

Courtesy California Artichoke Advisory Board