Recipe For Elegant Artichokes


5 medium artichokes
2 medium lemons, sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup diced green pepper
2 tablespoons sliced green onion


Cut off stem at base of artichoke. Cut 1 inch from the top. With scissors, snip the tip end of each leaf. Remove outer leaves. Rub cut ends of leaves with lemon juice. In a Dutch oven or soup kettle, combine the artichokes, lemon slices and garlic; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30-45 minutes or until tender. Drain, then arrange on a serving platter. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

For dip, in a bowl, whisk together the oil, lemon juice, vinegar, mustard, garlic, salt and pepper. Stir in green pepper and onion. Serve with artichokes.