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Artichoke Gondolas

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Artichoke Gondolas

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Number of Servings: 4
Cups of Fruits and Vegetables Per Person: 1


  • 4 artichokes (medium size), cooked
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes (not oil-packed)
  • 1 eggplant (small), peeled and diced
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 Tbsp fresh oregano
  • 1 Tbsp fresh basil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


  1. Halve artichokes lengthwise; remove center petals and fuzzy centers of artichokes.
  2. Remove outer leaves of artichokes; reserve. Trim out hearts and chop finely. Set aside.
  3. Rehydrate tomatoes in boiling water for 3 minutes until softened.
  4. Drain and rinse; chop.
  5. Cook eggplant in simmering chicken broth for 10 minutes; drain well.
  6. In blender or food processor container place chopped tomatoes, drained eggplant, onion, herbs, garlic, salt and pepper. Cover and process until nearly smooth. Taste for seasoning.
  7. Stir in chopped artichoke hearts.

To Serve:

  • arrange artichoke leaves on a serving platter;
  • spoon 1 heaping teaspoon of the eggplant mixture onto wide end of artichoke leaves.
  • Garnish with a fresh herb leaf, if desired.
Alternate serving idea:
  • Arrange artichoke leaves on a platter, surrounding a bowl of the eggplant mixture.
  • Use artichoke leaves to scoop up individual servings of the dip.
  • Dip can be prepared up to 24 hours ahead and chilled until serving time.

Nutrition Facts:

Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 150 Calories from Fat 5 %
Daily Value (DV)*
Total Fat 1g                   2%
  • Saturated Fat 0g    0%
  • Cholesterol 5mg     2%
Sodium 470mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 11%
  • Dietary Fiber 16g 64%
  • Sugars 10g
Protein 11g

Vitamin & Minerals
  • Vitamin A 4%
  • Vitamin C 45%
  • Calcium 10%
  • Iron 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Diabetic Exchange**
Fruit: 0
Vegetables: 6
Meat: 0
Milk: 0
Fat: 0
Carbs: 0
Other: 0 **
Diabetic exchanges are calculated based on the American Diabetes Association Exchange System. This site rounds exchanges up or down to equal whole numbers. Therefore, partial exchanges are not included.

Source:  5ADay for better health: CDC.gov

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