I was lucky enough to have a friend donate some artichokes from her garden to my table the recently, and was trying to figure out what in the world I had that could go with it.
No mayo dips, no vinegar, what was I going to use? Yup, lemons it is
Artichoke Dipping sauce
Fresh squeezed lemon juice (processed lemon juice is typically sulfited)
1. Mix the lemon juice and olive oil, whisk together. I had about half and half for proportions - quite sour.
2. When it's well mixed, just use it. :-)
3. It goes nicely with the artichoke, but you have to use it right away, before the lemon juice and oil separate. Otherwise, you'll need to re-whisk that stuff periodically.
Yeah, I know this is the simplest thing ever, but if you're like me, you need all the ideas you can get!
What might make it better: I'm thinking something spicy could be nice, like crushed chile or minced garlic, maybe, if you can have that.
If you are sulfite allergic and looking for a bottled lemon juice, you should check out this post re: Italian Volcano Lemon Juice, which is supposed to be a Sulfite-free lemon juice. Looks like it could be promising, although I haven't tried it myself so I have no idea how good it is, or how sulfite free.