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Fiber Rich Artichokes Sauteed in Low Fat Garlic Butter

Written By Lina

Fiber Rich Artichokes Sauteed in Low Fat Garlic Butter , 2 Smart Points

2 large artichokes (about 1 pound each)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3 cloves garlic (1 tablespoon), chopped
2 tablespoons reduced-fat butter
Garlic powder
Fresh ground pepper


1. Wash artichokes just before using. Make sure to flush out any dirt found between the leaves. Slice off the stem to form a flat base.
2. Fill a pot with about 3 inches of water. Add lemon juice to the water. Place artichokes in water. Make sure they sit on the bottom. Bring to a boil, cover and cook over moderate heat for about 40-50 minutes until a leaf comes off easily. Drain and cool enough to handle.
3. Using a sharp knife, cut each artichoke in half. Using a spoon, remove and discard the fuzzy choke.
4. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large nonstick pan over medium heat. Add garlic and saute for 30 seconds to flavor the butter. Arrange artichoke halves cut-side down in pan. Saute over medium heat for about 5-6 minutes or until lightly browned. Move artichokes around a few times while cooking. Turn over, add 1 tablespoon butter and move around to melt. Continue cooking for about 5 -6 minutes until browned. Turn artichokes over and cook for 1 minute.
5. Remove artichokes from heat. Sprinkle with a little pepper and garlic powder, if desired
Serves 4 (each serving, ½ artichoke)

Nutrition Facts

for 1 serving (each serving ½ artichoke)
67 calories
3g fat
0g sat fat
3g prot
10g carbs
4g fiber
122mg sod
0g sugar
SmartPoints value : 2