Artichokes with Savory Sauce
  • 3 fresh whole artichokes
  • 1tablespoon olive oil
  • 2cloves garlic, minced
  • 6cups water or low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1cup dry white wine
  • 1tablespoon ghee or butter
  • 2cups peeled and diced carrotsabout 3 large carrots
  • 1/2 small onion, mincedabout 1/2 cup
  • 4cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2cups low-sodium vegetable broth or water
  • 1/2cup cooked, diced beetfresh or canned
  • 1tablespoon liquid aminos or soy sauce
  • 1/4cup nonfat plain yogurt
  • 1tablespoon minced fresh oreganoor 1 teaspoon dried
  • 2teaspoons minced fresh rosemaryor 1/2 teaspoon dried
  • 1teaspoon minced fresh thymeor 1/4 teaspoon dried
  • 1/2teaspoon sea salt
  • Pinch of black pepper
  1. Trim artichokes, removing stalks and tough outer leaves; level bottoms. Cut 1/4 inch off tops. Using kitchen scissors, snip off sharp tips of remaining leaves. Cover the bottom of a large pot with olive oil and garlic; heat to medium. Place artichokes in a single layer in the pot, hearts down, and brown the bottoms.
  2. Add water or broth and wine to the pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for about 45 minutes or until leaves pull away easily and are tender to eat.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare the sauce: Melt ghee or butter in a skillet over medium-low heat. Add carrots, onion, and garlic. Cover and sauté until tender, about 15 minutes. Transfer to a blender or food processor. Add broth or water, beet, liquid aminos or soy sauce, yogurt, oregano, rosemary, thyme, salt, and pepper. Purée until thick and smooth, about 2 minutes. (Sauce may be made ahead and refrigerated; reheat before serving.)
  4. Carefully drain artichokes. Using a sharp knife, slit artichoke bottoms in half crosswise. (Do not try to slice through the leaves.) Gently pull each artichoke in half. Using a spoon, scoop out the fuzzy thistle just above each artichoke heart and discard.
  5. Fill each artichoke half with 2 tablespoons warm sauce. Serve additional sauce on the side.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Artichokes with Savory Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 69
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 152mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Protein 3g 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

PER SERVING (1/2 artichoke with 2 tablespoons sauce): 69 cal, 35% fat cal, 3g fat, 1g sat fat, 1mg chol, 3g protein, 10g carb, 5g fiber, 152mg sodium