Diabetic Cooking


Artichoke Sandwich Spread

Preparation time: 5 minutes. Chilling time: 1 hour.


  • 8 ounces fat-free cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons light mayonnaise(not salad dressing–style mayonnaise)
  • 1 cup drained marinated artichoke hearts,finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons marinade from artichokes


Place cream cheese in a mixing bowl and whip with an electric mixer until fluffy. Whip in mayonnaise. Stir in chopped artichoke hearts and marinade. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator and chill at least 1 hour to allow flavors to blend. Spread on thinly sliced whole wheat bread.

Yield: 1 3/4 cup. Serving size: 2 tablespoons.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 38, Carbohydrates: 2 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: <1 g, Sodium: 117 mg, Fiber: 0 g

Exchanges per serving: 1/2 medium-fat meat.

This recipe was developed by Tami Ross, a Diabetes Nutrition Specialist and Certified Diabetes Educator in Lexington, Kentucky.