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Artichoke Baskets With Caper Dip

 

Impress your favorite valentine with these lovely artichoke baskets filled with a creamy fat free dip.
31

Yield

2

servings

Prep

5

min

Cook

8

min

Ready

15

min

Low Fat, Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free
 

Ingredients

2 each artichokes
(about 12oz each)
*
½ cup mayonnaise, fat free
1 each garlic cloves
minced
1 tablespoon capers
small
1 tablespoon caper brine
*

Directions

FOR ARTICHOKES:

With sharp knife, cut off stems.

With scissors, snip off prickly tips.

Rinse and shake ff water.

Wrap artichokes in plastic wrap and place on microwave safe plate or place in a microwave safe casserole.

Add ¼ cup water and cover.

Place in microwave and cook on high 5½ to 8½ minutes until lower leaves can be pulled off and base pierces easily with fork rotate and rearrange halfway through cooking.

Let stand 3 to 5 minutes.

TO PREPARE DIP:

In small bowl combine mayonnaise, garlic, capers and caper brine.

TO PREPARE BASKET:

Remove ¼ of one side of artichoke leaves; reserve leaves Carefully remove and discard the choke.

Place on small plate.

Fill inside of basket with caper kip and allow some to spill out onto the plate.

Chill until ready to serve.

If desired serve with reserved artichoke leaves.

NOTE*

If desired, artichokes can be cooked on stove top.

Place trimmed artichokes stem side down in small saucepot just big enough to hold them snugly.

Pour boiling water to a depth of 1 inch, cover and steam 45 minutes over medium heat until done as above.

With tongs, remove from pot; drain.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 73g (2.6 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 6027% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 624mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 6%
Sugars g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 1% Iron 1%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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