As a kid, Brandon had eaten the occasional artichoke, and one of his options was mayonnaise dipping sauce (usually just plain mayo with a little lemon juice). I had rarely eaten artichokes, never as a kid that I can recall, but I like them. I had only ever heard of dipping them in lemon butter sauce, but mayonnaise is good, so I was willing to give it a try. I pulled a few spices out of the rack and added them to the sauce, and artichokes are one of our favorite vegetables now.
Note: I make these in individual portions, that way spices can be to adjusted to suit everyone’s taste. Also, celery salt is the key ingredient. It makes the sauce wonderfully fresh tasting.
- 3 Tablespoons of mayonnaise
- 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon seasoning salt
- 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
- 1/2 teaspoon dillweed (Kris)
Squeeze mayonnaise into small bowls (ramikins work well for this). Sprinkle spices over mayo, and mix with a fork. Serve with piping hot artichokes.