Subtly lemon-garlic flavored artichokes served with a refreshing chickpea and vegetable dip. Surprisingly filling and extremely easy! Use the artichokes to scoop up dip and enjoy!
Original recipe makes 2 servings
3 large cloves garlic, smashed, divided
4 artichokes, trimmed and stemmed
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon white sugar, or more to taste
1/2 lemon, juiced
sea salt to taste
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 tomato, diced
1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed
1/4 cup plain European-style yogurt, or more to taste
- Pour enough water into a pot with a steamer insert to reach about 2 inches deep. Add 1 smashed garlic clove and half a lemon to the water. Put steamer insert into the pot and bring water to a boil. Arrange artichokes in the steamer insert and place a lid on the pot. Steam artichokes until a knife easily pierces the bottom of the largest artichoke, 30 to 45 minutes.
- Blend olive oil, cumin, sugar, lemon juice, and a pinch of sea salt in a blender until smooth. Add green bell pepper and tomato; blend until smooth, about 1 minute. Pour chickpeas and yogurt into the blender; blend thoroughly. Thicken dip with more yogurt, if desired. Season with sea salt; serve with the steamed artichokes.
Calories: 621 kcal
Carbohydrates: 77.6 g
Cholesterol: 2 mg
Fat: 31.4 g
Fiber: 24.8 g
Protein: 19.6 g
Sodium: 853 mg