If you love a delicious hot artichoke as much as I do, then you will find nothing better than my easy to make Artichoke Dipping Sauce with lemon and thyme.
This is one of those recipes that I made for myself and had no intention of posting it to the blog. I made it simply because I saw the most beautiful Italian artichokes at the farmers market and had a serious craving. I came home, steamed one up with olive oil, and devoured the entire thing with my dipping sauce only wanting more. It was at that point that I decided I had to post my recipe to the blog because it was just too darn good.
We ate artichokes a lot when I was growing up and I have memories of dipping them in either pure butter or plain mayo. I can’t begin to tell you how wonderful the addition of fresh lemon juice, garlic, and thyme is. Those three elements compliment the creamy (and naughty) mayo like you wouldn’t believe. I love to dip each leaf into the mixture and when I’m all done, you better believe that I take those extra few steps to cut the heart right out of that artichoke.
The heart is the best part, you know! If you’ve only ever enjoyed artichokes that have been marinated in a can, you’re totally missing out. A fresh artichoke with this amazing sauce is the best appetizer or snack you’ll enjoy.
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
- 1 large clove garlic, minced
- Mix all ingredients in a small bowl. Enjoy with a hot steamed fresh artichoke!