Everyone who loves artichokes has their preferred sauce in which to dip the fleshy part of the leaves. I’ve read that in the United States lemon butter is most popular on the east coast while mayonnaise is preferred in the west. Of course, there are many variations on both. Here’s my healthy variation on mayonnaise artichoke dipping sauce.
It’s lower in fat and calories than most mayonnaise-based dipping sauces thanks to the use of nonfat Greek yogurt in the mix. Greek yogurt is thicker than regular yogurt and is a great way to reduce the fat and calories in dips and sauces without sacrificing flavor. You can’t tell it’s not a full-fat dip but the scale will be able to tell!
Greek yogurt can be found at most health food stores and some supermarkets.
1/4 cup Best Foods Light mayonnaise
1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. lemon or lime juice
2 T. fresh dill, chopped
(I use Best Foods Light because it doesn’t contain garbage like high fructose corn syrup or partially hydrogenated oils like so many other “light” mayos on the market. And, although it contains only 3.5 grams of fat per tablespoon, you can hardly tell it’s a light mayo.)
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir well. Chill for one hour before serving. Enjoy!