10 Simple Dips for Artichokes

Now that you’ve learned how to cook up the perfect artichoke, here are a few dip ideas – 10 to be exact – for all those wonderful leaves (and the delectable heart!). Once you try these dips for artichokes, you’ll be addicted.

10 Simple – and Simply Delicious – Dips for Artichokes

 

Agave-Mustard (or Honey-Mustard) Sauce

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The one and only, this combination seems as though it was just made for artichokes.

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar or honey
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

Mix together and serve.

Butter + Garlic

But of course.

  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) salted butter
  • 1 garlic clove, minced

Melt butter over low heat in a saucepan or microwave. Stir in minced garlic.

Butter + Lemon

10 Simple – and Simply Delicious – Dips for Artichokes

Nice and subtle. The perfect flavor combo to bring out the very best of those delicious green buggers.

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

Melt butter over low heat in a saucepan or microwave. Stir in lemon juice.

Chipotle Aioli

10 Simple – and Simply Delicious – Dips for Artichokes

Kicky! Especially good with grilled artichokes.

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon canned chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, seeds removed (unless you want heat galore) and chopped fine
  • 1/2 teaspoon adobo sauce (from the can of chipotles)
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Mix together. Refrigerate for a couple of hours, then serve.

Chive-Caper Mayonnaise

10 Simple – and Simply Delicious – Dips for Artichokes

This may be my very favorite. It’s amazing. Adapted from Bon Appetit

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon chopped drained capers
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard

Mix together and serve.

Greek Yogurt + Mint + Scallions

10 Simple – and Simply Delicious – Dips for Artichokes

Refreshing!

  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 4-5 fresh mint leaves, minced
  • 2 scallions, minced, including green parts

Mix together. Let sit for a bit so the flavors get to mingle, then serve.

Mayonnaise + White Balsamic Vinegar

10 Simple – and Simply Delicious – Dips for Artichokes

Ridiculously easy. Ridiculously delicious.

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon white balsamic vinegar
  • Hefty pinch kosher salt
  • Fresh ground pepper to taste.

Mix it all together and serve.

Mayonnaise + Curry

10 Simple – and Simply Delicious – Dips for Artichokes

Intriguing, unexpected and surprisingly amazing with artichokes.

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • Pinch of cayenne (or more to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

In a small bowl, mix together. Serve.

Mayonnaise + Soy Sauce

10 Simple – and Simply Delicious – Dips for ArtichokesSuper duper simple and surprisingly good.

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce, depending on taste

In a small bowl, mix together and serve.

Peanut-Sriracha Sauce

10 Simple – and Simply Delicious – Dips for Artichokes

A little Asian inspiration with a nice kick. It’s a little heavy-handed, but in a good way … why not?

  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce (may need more)
  • 2 teaspoons sriracha sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup warm water

In a small saucepan over low heat, mix together the following ingredients until well-incorporated, then serve. — That’s it! Now go … get dipping!

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Karen Raye

Kare is a vegetarian home cook living among carnivores. She loves creating irresistible and flexible recipes that help multi-vore families like hers keep the peace - deliciously.