Artichokes with a Spicy Vegan Aoli Sauce

 

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Artichokes with a Spicy Vegan Aoli Sauce

Artichokes with a spicy vegan aoli sauce will truly impress anyone. Artichokes are one of my husband’s favorite foods. He loves the way I cook them in a pressure cooker. The texture is perfect! The flavor of the balsamic and tarragon are a perfect match.

The aoli dipping sauce compliments the artichokes flavor with hints of cumin, paprika, lemon, and Worcestershire. I have made this recipe for years, however I used to make the aoli sauce with regular mayonnaise, the vegan mayonnaise is a great substitute, and so much healthier.  You can also use this Aoli sauce for a shrimp dip in lieu of a cocktail sauce or even for a chicken skewer appetizer sauce.  Delicious!  This is another Eat Real Simple recipe that doesn’t skimp on taste.  This recipe is so easy and elegant. I hope you enjoy it.

Note: If you don’t have a pressure cooker, use a dutch oven. You will need twice the water, bring to a boil. Cover and cook on low/medium heat for 45 minutes. Drain.

Also, if you are lucky enough to get an artichoke with a long stem, you get an extra dose of the “heart” the prime part of the choke.  The stem tastes just as good as the heart itself.  Cook it up and enjoy!

The USDA rates artichokes number 7 in antioxidant content.  Artichokes contain quercetin which has been proven to reduce the chance of getting cancer. They also contain polyphenols which are said to have chemopreventive qualities.

This is a perfect anti cancer diet recipe that helps build your immune system.

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If the stems are too long for the pot, cut the extra length and add to the pot.

Artichokes in pressure cooker

Artichokes in pressure cooker

 

Artichokes with spicy vegan aoli sauce

Artichokes with spicy vegan aoli sauce

 

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Pressure cook or boil with hints of tarragon,& balsamic. Vegan aoli sauce adds some spice. ACE Anti Cancer Edible. Eatrealsimple.com
Servings Prep Time
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Cook Time
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Servings Prep Time
2 20 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Artichokes with a Spicy Vegan Aoli Sauce
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Pressure cook or boil with hints of tarragon,& balsamic. Vegan aoli sauce adds some spice. ACE Anti Cancer Edible. Eatrealsimple.com
Servings Prep Time
2 20 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 20 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Ingredients
For the Artichokes
For the Aoli Sauce
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Instructions
For the Artichokes
  1. Rinse Artichokes. Trim artichoke stem. If the stems are too long for the pot, cut the extra length and add to the pot. Cut the sharp points off the leaves.
  2. Add 2 cups of water to a large pressure cooker. Bring to a boil.
  3. Add artichokes, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and tarragon.
  4. Cover and tighten lid until pressure builds up. Reduce to a medium heat.
  5. Cook for 20 minutes. Remove from heat. Let pressure reduce naturally. Remove lid. Remove with a large straining spoon. Plate and serve with sauce.
Spicy Vegan Aoli Sauce
  1. In a small bowl add Vegan mayonnaise, lemon juice, worstershire sauce, cumin, and chili powder. Mix well.
Recipe Notes


Note: If you don’t have a pressure cooker, use a dutch oven. You will need twice the water, bring to a boil. Cover and cook on low/medium heat for 45 minutes. Drain.

Note: This Aoli sauce can also be used for a delicious shrimp dip in lieu of a cocktail sauce or even for a chicken skewer appetizer dipping sauce.

Nutrition Facts
Artichokes with a Spicy Vegan Aoli Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 154 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Sodium 426mg 18%
Potassium 509mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 2g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin C 24%
Calcium 10%
Iron 14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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 Artichokes with a Spicy Vegan Aoli Sauce

Artichokes with a spicy vegan aoli sauce

Artichokes with a spicy vegan aoli sauce

Artichokes with a spicy vegan aoli sauce will truly impress anyone. Artichokes are one of my husband’s favorite foods. He loves the way I cook them in a pressure cooker. The texture is perfect! The flavor of the balsamic and tarragon are a perfect match. The aoli dipping sauce compliments the artichokes flavor with hints of cumin, paprika, lemon, and Worcestershire. I have made this recipe for years, however I used to make the aoli sauce with regular mayonnaise, the vegan mayonnaise is a great substitute, and so much healthier.  This recipe is so easy and elegant. I hope you enjoy it.

Note: If you don’t have a pressure cooker, use a dutch oven. You will need twice the water, bring to a boil. Cover and cook on low/medium heat for 45 minutes. Drain.

Also, if you are lucky enough to get an artichoke with a long stem, you get an extra dose of the “heart” the prime part of the choke.  The stem tastes just as good as the heart itself.  Cook it up and enjoy!

The USDA rates artichokes number 7 in antioxidant content.  Artichokes contain quercetin which has been proven to reduce the chance of getting cancer. They also contain polyphenols which are said to have chemopreventive qualities.

Ingredients

2 whole artichokes
2 cups water
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon tarragon
1/2 cup vegan mayonaise
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
12 teaspoons cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika

 

Method

  1. Rinse Artichokes. Trim artichoke stem. If the stems are too long for the pot, cut the extra length and add to the pot.  Cut the sharp points off all of the leaves.
  2. Add 2 cups of water to a large pressure cooker. Bring to a boil.

  3. Add artichokes, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and tarragon.

  4. Cover and tighten lid until pressure builds up. Reduce to a medium heat.

  5. Cook for 20 minutes. Remove from heat. Let pressure reduce naturally. Remove lid.  Remove with a large straining spoon.

Artichokes in pressure cooker

Artichokes in pressure cooker

  1. Meanwhile, in a small bowl add remaining ingredients and mix well.
  • Drain artichokes. Plate and serve with sauce.

  • Artichokes with spicy vegan aoli sauce

    Artichokes with spicy vegan aoli sauce

    Servings: 2

    Start to finish: 45 minutes

    Per Serving: 176 Calories; 10g Fat (44.1% calories from fat); 7g Protein; 22g Carbohydrate; 8g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 161mg Sodium.