Artichoke with Creamy Caper Dip

When I’m sick, I start using the microwave to cook. It’s just a lot less effort and quick. I can return to sitting on the couch in no time. Luckily, I had artichokes in the fridge. You just cut off the stem and about 1″ off the top. Place it in a microwave safe bowl with about 1/4″ of water, cover and microwave for about 3 minutes. Rest for 2 minutes, turn it over, cover, and microwave for another 2 minutes. This was for 1 medium sized artichoke. Add some time for larger artichokes or if you want to heat two or three at a time.

While you are microwaving, you can make this easy dip.

Creamy Caper Dip
~enough for 3 to 4 artichokes

  • 2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt (whole)
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon drained capers
  • 1 teaspoon minced shallots
  • 1/4 teaspoon harissa
  • salt and pepper to taste

Just stir all the ingredients together and it’s ready!

Dipping an Artichoke Leaf
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