Grilled Artichoke Recipe

Grilled Artichoke Recipe

Photo of artichoke cut in half and trimmed

Artichoke prep for grilling.

Prep: Wash artichokes, trim stem, cut off top 1/2″ of leaves and remaining leaf tips, if desired. I use a sharp knife and kitchen scissors (for the individual leaf tips). Cut artichoke in half, remove choke (“hair” and any purple leaves) using a spoon.

Boil: Immediately place in pot of boiling water with lemon (you can use the lemon left over after squeezing the juice for your grilling sauce). Boil for approximately 20 minutes. You want to leave the artichokes slightly undercooked – they will finish cooking on the grill.

Drain: Remove from heat, drain and cool. You may refrigerate artichokes at this point and grill them later (I grilled mine the next day).

Photo of artichoke on the stove top grill

Grill artichoke outside on the BBQ or inside on your stovetop.

Preheat Grill. In a large bowl squeeze the juice of two lemons. Mix with 1/2 cup olive oil, 2 cloves of minced fresh garlic (or a generous sprinkle of garlic powder), freshly ground pepper and salt to taste. (I used Lime Flake Sea Salt).

Toss: Add the artichokes to your bowl and turn to coat thoroughly.

Grill: Place artichokes on the grill, cut side down. Cook for about 10 minutes and turn. Cook for about 5 minutes more on the other side. You should have nice grill marks on the cut side of your artichokes.

Photo of grilled artichoke halves with a sliver of Gazpacho showing.

Voila! Hot off the grill, artichokes and ice cold Gazpacho.

Add: A Teaspoon or two of mayonnaise to your leftover lemon/oil mixture (if desired) and whisk together. Serve on the side as a dipping sauce.

Serve: Immediately with an additional squeeze of fresh lemon. Grilled artichokes are also great served chilled with a cup of Gazpacho!

photos by: Lisa Keating

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Hello Dear Reader, It is so lovely to connect with you here. Thank you for stopping by. I hope you'll find something that pleases your eye, gives you a smile or ignites an idea that fuels a dream. I'm a California born and bread Mom living in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I enjoy sharing the California Lifestyle with you, plus a thing or two I've learned here and there, along my way to this moment. Your kind words are always welcome in this space. (It's very quiet here when you don't write.) With a song and a smile, I encourage you to be your highest and best, delightful, & darling self. And I will try my darnedest to do the same. ;) xo, Lisa

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