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Recipe Name: Artichoke Baskets With Caper Dip Submitted by: Administrator
Source: Source Description:
Ethnicity: Last Modified: 2/22/2014
Base: Vegetables Comments:
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Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients:
2 Artichokes, about 12oz each
1/2 Cup(s) Fat free mayonnaise
1 Garlic, minced
1 Tablespoon(s) Small capers, OR
1 Pickle, chopped
1 Tablespoon(s) Caper or pickle brine
Directions:
Impress your favorite valentine with these lovely artichoke baskets
filled with a creamy fat free dip. FOR ARTICHOKES: With sharp knife,
cut off stems. With scissors, snip off prickly tips. Rinse and shake
ff water. Wrap artichokes in plastic wrap and place on microwave safe
plate or place in a microwave safe casserole. Add 1/4 cup water and
cover. Place in microwave and cook on high 5-1/2 to 8-1/2 minutes
until lower leaves can be pulled off and base pierces easily with fork
rotate and rearrange halfway through cooking. Let stand 3-5 minutes.
TO PREPARE DIP: In small bowl combine mayonnaise, garlic, capers and
caper brine. TO PREPARE BASKET: Remove 1/4 of one side of artichoke
leaves; reserve leaves Carefully remove and discard the choke. Place
on small plate. Fill inside of basket with caper kip and allow some to
spill out onto the plate. Chill until ready to serve. If desired serve
with reserved artichoke leaves. NOTE* If desired, artichokes can be
cooked on stove top. Place trimmed artichokes stem side down in small
saucepot just big enough to hold them snugly. Pour boiling water to a
depth of 1 inch,cover and steam 45 minutes over medium heat until done
as above. With tongs, remove from pot; drain. Makes 2 servings, 129
calories each. Origin: Women's World, February 16, 1993 Shared by:
Sharon Stevens From Gemini's MASSIVE MealMaster collection at
www.synapse.com/~gemini

Nutrition (calculated from recipe ingredients)
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Calories: 170
Calories From Fat: 88
Total Fat: 10g
Cholesterol: 7.6mg
Sodium: 450.5mg
Potassium: 391.4mg
Carbohydrates: 19.5g
Fiber: 5.9g
Sugar: 2g
Protein: 4.1g


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