Mediterranean Artichoke Dressing

mediterranean artichoke dressing

Mediterranean Artichoke Dressing is delicious served over salads, tomato dishes,  and rice dishes.

Serve this dressing over sauteed eggplant, cooked root vegetables, or pasta, for a healthful and easy meal. It is also a wonderful dip for crackers or raw veggies.


Combine in Vita-mix or blender:

  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled and seeded
  • 2 tsp. chopped rosemary leaves
  • 2-3 T. preserved artichokes (check ingredients for preservative-free brands)
  • 3 drops black pepper essential oil
  • Juice from 1/4 lemon
  • 1 T. Italian parsley leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp. natural salt
  • Just enough water to blend ingredients together

Pulse Vita-mix on 4 (low speed) until it begins to mix smoothly. Then blend on high until it is smooth and creamy.

Serves 2.

Nutritional Facts About Artichokes

  • Artichokes are higher in anti-oxidants than blueberries, cranberries, and red wine.
  • Artichokes contain Inulin, a pre-biotic that supports the growth of good bacteria in the gut.
  • Artichokes can help reduce cholesterol (the non-beneficial kind) in the blood.
  • Artichokes contain high levels of vitamin K, which helps the brain function properly.  It is a wonderful food for people with Alzheimer’s and other brain or cognitive challenges.
  • Artichokes are high in folic acid, making them especially good for pregnant and nursing mothers.