Dipping Sauce for Artichokes Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Dipping Sauce for Artichokes Recipe
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Dipping Sauce for Artichokes

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"A boyfriend's mother taught me this great dipping sauce for artichokes and asparagus. It's somewhat like aioli. Replace dried basil for fresh, and garlic salt for the garlic. If you do use dried basil, cut the original amount in half. Use low-fat mayonnaise if you like."

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Original recipe makes 1 /4 cup Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    10 mins


  1. Mix the mayonnaise and garlic together in a small bowl. Add the lemon juice and basil; whisk until thoroughly combined. Beat the Worcestershire sauce into the mixture. Serve immediately, or chill until serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 26, 2011

This was a nice change from my usual dipping sauce for artichokes. I would use this when I have fresh basil though I still think my favorite herb to use is tarragon. Lovely change though. UPDATE: I came back today to up this from four to five stars. The flavors of this sauce only improve with a day in the refrigerator. Delicious! Thanks for sharing!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 06, 2013

I followed the recipe as written and we were not huge fans. It was not terrible, but I didn't like it enough to use it for my entire artichoke. I cannot pinpoint exactly why we didn't like it; I suppose it is just one of those things that some people enjoy and others do not!


16 Ratings

Feb 29, 2012

Pretty tasty but I prefer my own dipping sauce. I did add a dash or two of Tabasco sauce and it tasted much better. Served with Elegant Artichokes.

Oct 27, 2011

Love it!!! I use greek yogurt instead and left out the Worcestershire sauce. Yum!

Nov 01, 2013

So, this is a quick aioli. I didn't have eggs, so found this. This is a great quick fix! My additions: added a lot more garlic and added 2 tbsp. of white wine. I also used parsley. It depends on taste preference. I did five stars because it only takes a little personal preference to make it wonderful..a good cook will know how to make this their own great sauce!

Sep 18, 2013

Loved it - loved it more with a dash of tabasco.

Apr 19, 2015

I really loved this, added more lemon and just a dash of the worcestershire and dried basil on hand. I really enjoyed it and will use this again. I would love to try greek yogurt for lower fat. Perfect pop of citrus lemony brightness for dippin!

Sep 11, 2014

Nope I only ate about 5 leaves of the artichoke and had to go make melted butter with lemon for the rest. We like stuff that will run off, not stick so heavy to it. I think the Worcestershire was a bit too much also, even though we love that stuff. I'll keep looking for a butter or olive oil based sauce.


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  • Calories
  • 121 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.8 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 9.8 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 237 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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