Salads, Soups and Appitizers

Steamed Artichoke with Garlic Aioli. Teen and Mom Approved. 

There are few vegetables that my teen cant get enough of but, he loves the hot steamy leaves in this tangy dipping sauce. Easy to make…

  • 1-2 fresh artichokes
  • Two courts chicken or vegetable broth
  • Quartered lemon
  • Two bay leaves
  • Two sprigs fresh parsley ( or Tbs dried)
  • Four peeled fresh cloves garlic
  • Tsp salt
  • Two tablespoons olive oil



Add all ingredients in a stock pot and bring to a slow simmer. Meanwhile clean artichoke by trimming off stem and slice top  with a clean cut. Then trim with scissors the sharp tips clean. High simmer for 30-45 minutes til center sticks tender.

Dipping Aioli

  • 1/2 cup mayonaise
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp worshishire  sauce
  •  1/2 tsp balsalmic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • Pinch Garlic salt to tast
  • Pinch dried parsley

Refrigerate.

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