Recipe ReDux- Dressing For Success

September 21, 2011

Growing up, my parents and I would make a yearly trip to San Diego.  One of my favorite memories included my parents taking my sister and I to dinner at the Chart House, a fancy shmancy seafood restaurant.

I wasn’t the biggest seafood fan then (and I’m not really now) so I would love to order the steamed artichoke as part of my meal (dietitian in the making perhaps Winking smile).  It was my go to when we’d eat there.  I don’t know if it was the delicious taste or the fun way to eat it, but I couldn’t get enough.


Traditionally artichokes are served with a mayonnaise dip.  I honestly wasn’t the biggest fan of the dip, so when my mom recreated them at home she made her own dip just. for. me.  Spoiled, I know. Smile


Looking back, I realized we haven’t eaten at the Chart House in years.   My mom thankfully has gotten to be a pro at making artichokes accompanied by a much healthier dip so we can have this delicious dish right at home.


I can’t really take credit for this month’s Recipe ReDux- dressing for success.  It goes to my wonderful mother.  Sometimes I think she should have a weekly post since readers seem to enjoy her food so much.

This Italian vinaigrette adds the perfect amount of flavor to an artichoke. The two just go together so well.  Trust me on this one.  This is the perfect dip.


The dry ingredients…


The wet ingredients…


Italian Vinaigrette Artichoke Dressing (serves 4)


  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dry oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste


Whisk together ingredients in bowl.  Chill for hour and serve.





Then you’re ready to eat!  (Here’s a great how to for cooking and eating an artichoke.)







and enjoy!


Check out the other fab Recipe ReDuxers:

Carlene’s Roasted Eggplant Pepper Shmear

Deanna’s Sicilian Relish

Cherie’s Fry Sauce

Dr. Barb’s Jalapeno Ranch Dressing

Elizabeth’s Spicy Tahini Dressing

Kara’s Edamame Hummus

Kat’s Citrus Sesame Avocado Dressing

Emma’s Kitchen Garden Salsa Verde

Emma’s Go Go Goji Blood Building Salad Dressing

Lisa’s Sweet Peanut Sauce and Dressing

Regan’s Ponzu Sauce

Danielle’s New Favorite Vinaigrette

Stephanie’s Creamy Garlic Feta Dressing

Nicole’s Maple Salad Dressing

Ann’s Thai Basil Peanut Pesto

Kristina’s Spiced Pumpkin Dip

Meg’s Sweet Potato Hummus

Gretchen’s Dairy Free Ranch Dressing

Everyday Tastiness’ Pistachio Butter

Alysa’s Roasted Garlic Hummus

EA’s Creamy Triple Pepper and Kale Dip

Liz and Janice’s Garden Fresh Tomato and Avocado Salsa

Jessica’s Butternut Squash and Cream Cheese Spread

To read more about the previous recipes, check out my Recipe ReDux page!  Thanks for reading!

What is your favorite dressing/dip?

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