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Seasoned dip for artichokes

Seasoned dip for artichokes

Use this as a dip for artichokes, raw vegetables and crusty Italian bread. Or, toss it with cooked beans. You can use all olive oil if you don't eat butter.

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

2 teaspoons melted unsalted butter

1 clove crushed garlic

1/2 teaspoon dried Italian herb mix

1/4 teaspoon crushed dried red pepper flakes

Juice of 1/2 lemon

2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar

Pinch kosher salt

Makes 6 servings.

Combine all ingredients.

Nutritional information per serving: 35 calories, 92 percent calories from fat, 4 grams total fat, 1 gram saturated fat, 3 milligrams cholesterol, .68 gram carbohydrates, .04 gram total fiber, .30 gram total sugars, .64 gram net carbs, .06 gram protein, 39 milligrams sodium.

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