Preparation / Directions:
In a blender or food processor, place tomatoes, tomato paste, vinegar, lime juice, and oil. Cover and process until blended. Transfer mixture to a bowl; stir in remaining ingredients except artichokes. Cover and refrigerate until chilled.
Meanwhile, cook the artichokes. Stand the prepared artichokes in a deep saucepan or pot with 3 inches of boiling water. (oil, lemon juice and seasonings may be added to cooking, if desired). Cover and boil gently 25 to 40 minutes depending on size, or until a petal near the center pulls out easily. Stand artichokes upside down to drain.
Recipe Source: CALIFORNIA ARTICHOKES: THE 5 A DAY WAY by The California Artichoke Advisory Board