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Salt and Lemon Boiled Artichokes with Balsamic Dill Mayo

I love artichokes.  I love this dipping sauce maybe more than artichokes.

I think I eat artichokes sometimes just to eat the sauce.

Bonus: my kids love artichokes too.  I think because they are an interactive vegetable.

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Get your self some nice green artichokes.  These are huge ones.

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Trim them up.  I just cut off the bottom and a few of the very bottom leaves.

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Put them in a pot with a sliced lemon and about a tablespoon of salt.

Cover with water, put a lid on the pot, and boil away.

Mine took about an hour and 15 minutes. You want a fork to go into the stem portion without any resistance.

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While the artichokes are cooking, make your sauce. Mix together mayo, balsamic vinegar, and dill.

Place in the refrigerator until ready to use.

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When are artichoke are done, drain them and serve with the sauce.

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Salt and Lemon Boiled Artichokes with Balsamic Dill Mayo
 
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Salt and Lemon Boiled Artichokes with Balsamic Dill Mayo
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 artichokes
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • ½ cup of mayonnaise
  • ⅓ cup of balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of dill
Instructions
  1. Trim the artichokes.  Place in a big pot with the lemon and salt.  Cover the artichokes with water, put a lid on the pot and turn on the heat to medium-high.  Cook until for tender.  Start checking them at 45 minutes but they can take as long as an hour and 15 minutes.
  2. Mix together the mayo, vinegar, and dill. Place in refrigerator.
  3. When the artichokes are fork tender drain them and serve with the sauce.
  4. Eat!

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