Artichoke Dipping Sauce

This rich, tangy artichoke dipping sauce is a delicious partner for steamed artichokes. Made with 7 simple ingredients, it comes together in minutes.

Artichoke dipping sauce

Is it just me, or is half the fun of eating artichokes the sauce you serve with them? This artichoke dipping sauce recipe has been a favorite of ours lately. It’s creamy, rich, and tangy, a perfect savory accent for the bright, nutty artichoke leaves and heart. It’s easy to make (you only need 7 ingredients, and one of them’s pepper!), and it comes together in a fraction of the time it takes to cook artichokes. Sit back and relax while they steam, and whip up the artichoke dipping sauce right before you eat!

Artichoke dipping sauce recipe ingredients

Artichoke Dipping Sauce Recipe Ingredients

You just need 7 simple ingredients to make this recipe:

  • Mayonnaise – You can taste the mayo in this recipe, so make sure to use a really good one. I like Sir Kensington’s Classic Mayonnaise, Avocado Oil Mayonnaise, and Vegan Mayo. My homemade vegan mayo would work here too!
  • Greek yogurt – It makes the sauce thick and creamy and adds a nice tangy flavor.
  • Lemon juice – Who doesn’t love artichokes + lemon? It adds a nice brightness to this recipe.
  • Dijon mustard – For extra tang.
  • Garlic – Be sure to grate it finely (I use my Microplane zester) so that it integrates smoothly into the sauce.
  • Black pepper – Yep, just pepper! The mayo is already salty, so I find that this sauce doesn’t need additional salt. If desired, you can salt to taste.
  • Chives – To round out the sauce’s oniony, garlicky flavor.

Find the complete recipe with measurements below.

Hand whisking ingredients together in a small bowl

Combine the mayo, Greek yogurt, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, garlic, and pepper in a small bowl, and whisk until smooth. Garnish with chives, and serve!

Artichoke dipping sauce with chives and lemon

How to Serve Artichoke Dipping Sauce

Most often, I serve this artichoke dipping sauce with steamed globe artichokes; find my method for preparing them here! To serve, peel off the artichoke leaves one by one, dip them in the sauce, and scrape off the artichoke meat and sauce with your teeth. This sauce tastes fantastic with the artichoke heart and stem, too.

If you run out of artichokes before you run out of sauce, not to worry! This recipe works well as a dip or dressing for other vegetables, too. Drizzle it over grilled asparagus, roasted broccoli, or Brussels sprouts, or serve it with air fryer cauliflower, air fryer French fries, or baked sweet potato fries for dipping. Stored in an airtight container in the fridge, it will keep for up to 4 days.

Artichoke dipping sauce recipe

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Artichoke Dipping Sauce

rate this recipe:
5 from 18 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Serves 4
The next time you're cooking artichokes, make this easy artichoke dipping sauce to serve with them! It's rich and tangy, a perfect savory accent for the bright, nutty leaves and heart. Store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.



  • In a small bowl, mix together the mayo, yogurt, lemon juice, mustard, and garlic. Season with freshly ground black pepper and sprinkle chives on top.
  • Serve with steamed or roasted artichokes. See the blog post above for additional serving suggestions.


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Rate this recipe (after making it)

  1. Nathaly Vado

    5 stars
    I marinated some chicken thighs in the leftover sauce… oh my 🫠 it’s delicious with artichokes AND chicken

    • Phoebe Moore (L&L Recipe Developer)

      Hi Nathaly, so glad you love the recipe!

  2. Robert seeler

    5 stars
    Would grated chese be good in this dip??

  3. Erin

    5 stars
    Best sauce ever to dip artichokes in. Always my go to dip!

    • Phoebe Moore (L&L Recipe Developer)

      Hi Erin, so glad you love it!

  4. Heather

    5 stars
    This really elevated artichokes in our household. Amazing sauce! Thanks for sharing.

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

  5. Lee

    5 stars
    I just made this dip for the first time to try on some big globe artichokes I bought at Costco. It’s delicious and well-balanced! And the flavors haven’t even had enough time to meld yet! Definitely looking forward to tonight’s dinner. Also, thanks for the info you gave (via the link) on how to prep an artichoke for steaming. For years I’ve left them whole after trimming the leaves and stems, and have always struggled to get even cooking throughout! Dunno why it never occurred to me to cut them in half and remove the choke before cooking!

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      Hi Lee, I’m so glad the tips were helpful!

  6. Nancy

    5 stars
    Love this recipe. I subbed plain oat milk yogurt for Greek yogurt. Came out amazing !

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      I’m so glad you loved it!

  7. Emily

    5 stars
    Love this sauce! I’ve also subbed sour cream for the yogurt in a pinch and it still turns out great.

    I love this recipe so much sometimes I add minced capers and serve alongside crab cakes.

    Thanks for a simple, delicious recipe!

  8. Lex

    Delicious. Used this with air fried artichoke hearts.

  9. Drea

    5 stars
    This is a great easy “aioli ” I was out of yogurt and used sour cream still delicious! Truly this would be great on anything

  10. Rakhinationwide

    5 stars
    This is amazing. Thank you so much.

  11. Sabrina from

    great dip, much more sophisticated than the butter mayo dip that I traditionally use, thank you

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