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Artichoke Tapenade

This lemony, garlicky, peppery dip is a fantastic low-calorie option for crackers and crudite. What's more, it's ready to eat in just 5 minutes!

Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 0 Minutes
Yield: Makes Approximately 2 Cups


This dip is great to serve at parties, or to snack on with raw veggies between meals. Once prepared, it will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.

To make this suitable for The McDougall Maximum Weight Loss Program, omit the tahini from the recipe.


  • 2 x 15 oz. (400g) can of artichoke hearts, drained and rinsed
  • 1.5 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 3 tsp. lemon juice 
  • 2 tsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 4 tsp. tahini
  • 2 tbsp. chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tbsp. water
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Combine all ingredients - except for the pepper - in a blender and pulse until everything is well mixed, but still slightly chunky. 
  2. Season with black pepper to taste, then transfer tapenade to a serving dish. Serve with whole-grain crackers or raw vegetables for dipping, or enjoy on whole-grain toast.

Prepared tapenade will keep, refrigerated, for up to 4 days.