Artichoke and Eggplant Skewers

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We use frozen artichoke hearts for convenience. Use fresh baby artichoke hearts, if you like, but blanch them first in boiling water with lemon juice for eight minutes or just until barely tender; quarter and arrange on skewers. Serve with Tzatziki.

Yield:

8 servings (serving size: 1 skewer)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 45
Fat 2.5 g
Satfat 0.3 g
Monofat 1.7 g
Polyfat 0.3 g
Protein 1.1 g
Carbohydrate 5.7 g
Fiber 2.4 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.3 mg
Sodium 80 mg
Calcium 14 mg

Ingredients

3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano
4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
6 frozen artichoke hearts, thawed and quartered
24 (1-inch) cubes eggplant (about 3/4 pound)
24 cherry tomatoes
Cooking spray
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Lemon wedges (optional)

Preparation

1. Prepare grill to medium-high heat.

2. Combine first 4 ingredients in a small bowl; stir well with a whisk.

3. Thread artichoke hearts, eggplant, and tomatoes alternately onto each of 8 (10-inch) skewers. Place skewers on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 6 minutes or until tender, turning frequently. Place skewers on a platter; brush with juice mixture. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Serve with lemon wedges, if desired.

Note:

Joanne Weir,

August 2009
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