Steamed Artichokes with Vinaigrette Dipping Sauce

Steamed Artichokes with Vinaigrette Dipping Sauce

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 45 min
  • Total: 55 min
  • Serving: Serves 2 people

Many people have only eaten artichokes when served as a dip. Spring is the perfect time to try something new, like Steamed Artichokes with Vinaigrette Dipping Sauce. Dip the leaves of the artichoke into a sauce and scrape the fleshy part off with your teeth.   


  • 2 large artichokes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon shallot, minced
  • 1/2 clove garlic, minced
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  1. Boil a large pot of water. In the meantime, cut the top quarter off the artichokes and remove the stem. Sprinkle the tops with 1/4 teaspoon salt and put them in a steamer basket over the boiling water. Cook for 45 minutes.
  2. To make the dipping sauce, whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, shallot, garlic and salt & pepper and set aside.
  3. Serve the artichokes warm with the dipping sauce.


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