Steamed Artichokes with Almond Saffron Dip

Be the first to
rate this recipe!
Create a Recipe Makeover
Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 212.0
  • Total Fat: 10.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 276.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 25.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 9.9 g
  • Protein: 10.0 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Steamed Artichokes with Almond Saffron Dip calories by ingredient
Report Inappropriate Recipe

Submitted by:


I saw this on Ellie Kriegers show today and had to made it for dinner. So yummy! I saw this on Ellie Kriegers show today and had to made it for dinner. So yummy!
Number of Servings: 4


    4 artichokes
    pinch saffron
    1 T. boiling water
    1/2 c. sliced almonds
    2 T. extra virgin olive oil
    1 small onion, chopped
    1 c. nonfat, plain yogurt
    1/4 c. flat-leaft parsley leaves
    1 1/2 T. lemon juice
    salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


Arrange the artichokes in a steamer basket set over at least 3 cups of water and steam, covered, until the leaves can be easily removed, about 1 hour. Let cool. About halfway through cooking check the water level and add more, if necessary.

In a small bowl, stir together saffron and the tablespoon of boiling water. Toast the almonds in a small dry skillet over medium-high heat until beginning to brown, about 2 minutes. Remove the almonds and add 1 tablespoon of the oil to the pan. Add onion and cook until beginning to brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Transfer to a bowl and let cool. In a food processor, grind the almonds until finely chopped. Add the saffron mixture, onion mixture, yogurt and parsley and puree until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the lemon juice and remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper. Serve with the artichokes.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user AZHIKERCHICK.

TAGS:  Side Items |

Rate This Recipe