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Vegetable Dishes for Diet-freaks: Green Artichokes Recipe

Some of the following vegetable recipes can be eaten as a main course by themselves, or to accompany a plate of legumes, spaghetti, fish, chicken, or meat.

SERVES: 6
PREP TIME: 15 min
COOK TIME: 20 min
READY TIME: 35 min
CALORIES: 240 (per serving)

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INGREDIENTS

  • 6 artichokes (peeled, chokes and leaves removed and set aside for artichoke water)
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • A sprig of parsley, basil, marjoram, chives and spring onions-all chopped
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup white wine

INSTRUCTIONS

1 In a big saucepan saute the garlic with the olive oil for 2 minutes; add the chopped spring onions and chives.

2 Add the herbs, salt & pepper and some water. Puree this mixture in the blender to create a green sauce.

3 Bring the artichokes to the same saucepan and add the sauce and the white wine.

4 Cook on a medium heat until the artichokes are tender. Taste and adjust, if necessary. Enjoy!

VARIATION

Grilled Artichokes with Yogurt-Dill Dipping Sauce

  • Kosher salt
  • 1 lemon, halved
  • 4 large artichokes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh dill

1 Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Fill a large bowl with water; squeeze in juice from one half of lemon; add lemon half. Working with 1 artichoke at a time, trim off outer leaves, then cut in half lengthwise through stem. Scoop out choke. Add to lemon water to prevent browning while trimming remaining artichokes.

2 Drain artichokes. Cook artichokes in same large pot of boiling salted water until almost tender but not falling apart, 10–15 minutes. Drain.

3 Heat a grill pan or large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Brush artichokes with oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill cut side down until charred in spots and hearts are tender, about 5 minutes.

4 Meanwhile, squeeze enough juice from remaining lemon half to measure 2 Tbsp.; place in a small bowl. Whisk in yogurt and dill; season with salt and pepper. Serve the grilled artichokes with the yogurt sauce.

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