Beautiful spring artichokes, now in markets, are one of our most delicate vegetables. They’re low in calories and high in vitamin C and fiber. Some of the most popular ways to enjoy artichokes, though, are high in fat.
Skip the garlic butter and hollandaise-type sauces, and try this low-fat artichoke pesto. It has a good artichoke flavor and looks beautiful when spooned into an artichoke bottom surrounded with some of the leaves. Spoon or spread the pesto on the end of an artichoke leaf before eating. You can also serve any leftover leaves with a plain yogurt and garlic dip or a simple soy and ginger dip.