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 ). 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.
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.)
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To read more about the previous recipes, check out my Recipe ReDux page! Thanks for reading!
What is your favorite dressing/dip?