HG's Sassy 'n Steamy Artichoke

DG82 Posts: 105
Hi all, I get emails daily from Hungry Girl, I can't say that I've ever tried artichokes but this recipe sounds delish!! I am gonna have to try this out asap! Enjoy :-)

HG's Sassy 'n Steamy Artichoke

1 large artichoke

For Creamy Salsa Dipping Sauce
1 1/2 tbsp. fat-free plain Greek yogurt (Fage Total 0% is the best)
1 1/2 tbsp. salsa

For Lemon Butter Dipping Sauce
1 1/2 tbsp. light whipped butter or light buttery spread (like Brummel & Brown)
1/4 tsp. lemon juice
1/4 tsp. chopped garlic

Cut stem off artichoke and remove small, tough leaves at the base. Slice an inch off the top of the artichoke and, if you like, trim the tips of the leaves with kitchen shears.

Place artichoke in a large microwave-safe bowl, base down, and add about 1/2 inch of water to the bowl. Cover and microwave for 6 - 8 minutes. Let stand for 1 - 2 minutes before uncovering. Leaves should detach easily from artichoke. Drain water and allow to cool slightly.

To make the creamy salsa, combine yogurt with salsa in a small bowl and mix well.

To make the lemon butter sauce, combine all ingredients in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 10 seconds, or until melted, and mix well.

Serve your steamed 'choke with dipping sauce(s). Here's the 1-2-3 on how to eat it:

1. Pull off a leaf and dip the base in sauce.

2. Place the base in your mouth, dip side up, and gently close your teeth around it.

3. Scrape it along your top teeth to consume the soft, delicious part (YUM!), and then discard the leaf.

Now repeat! And when all the leaves are gone, scoop out and discard the thistle-like choke, and enjoy the artichoke bottom (the BEST part)!


Serving Size: 1 artichoke with both sauces (entire recipe)
Calories: 163
Fat: 7.75g
Sodium: 444mg
Carbs: 19.5g
Fiber: 9g
Sugars: 1.5g
Protein: 7.5g

POINTS® value 3*

HG FYI! The steamed artichoke itself has 76 calories, <0.5g fat, and 8.5g fiber (POINTS® value 1*), the creamy salsa has 18 calories, 0g fat, and <0.5g fiber (POINTS® value 0*), and the lemon butter sauce has 69 calories, 7.5g fat, and 0g fiber (POINTS® value 2*).


  • Mishy
    Mishy Posts: 1,551 Member
    :smile: Sounds so good! I was actually just thinking of different ways to make an artichoke. Thanks for posting!