Gluten Free Artichoke Hearts with Vegan Sauce

Everyone grew artichokes in California where I was grew up.  Artichoke hearts were considered a delicacy — but these hearts …. dipped in gluten free flour, deep fat fried and dripped in special vegan sauce would even make my California friends jealous!  Serve as a great side dish or an appetizer at your next party.

Gluten Free Tempura Artichoke Hearts with Vegan Goody-Goody Sauce


Vegan Goody-Goody Sauce

¾ cup Vegenaise (egg free mayonnaise substitute)
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon tomato paste
1 small clove garlic, finely minced or grated on a microplane grater
1½ teaspoons melted Earth Balance (dairy free butter substitute)
2 teaspoon sugar or light agave
2 – 4 dashes Tabasco sauce (hot sauce)

Gluten Free Tempura Artichoke Hearts

2 cans quartered artichoke hearts (not marinated) or 2 packages frozen artichoke hearts, thawed
3 – 4 cups vegetable oil
1½ cups white rice flour (possibly more)
1½ cups cold club soda (possibly more)Gluten Free Artichoke Hearts with Vegan Sauce
Kosher or fine sea salt


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