When you think of artichokes, you probably think of artichoke dip or spinach artichoke dip. Most of us shy away from buying artichokes because we’re not really sure how to prep an artichoke.
Preparing healthy artichokes, however, is really simple to do. This artichokes recipe is not only a tasty way to eat artichokes but it’s also a fantastic way to reap all the health benefits of artichokes.
Artichokes are low in calories and provide a delicious source of fiber, magnesium, and chromium. Members of the thistle family, the artichoke plant is a potent source of vitamins A and C, as well as folic acid.
A simple treatment of lemon and fresh dill in this artichokes recipe is the perfect complement to the artichoke’s complex, grassy flavor.
Cook time: 20 minutes
Prep time: 10 minutes
- 8 large artichokes
- 2 cups water
- 1/3 cup lemon juice
- 6 cloves garlic chopped
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill plus more for garnish
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
- 1 1/2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- lemon wedges
- Working with one artichoke at a time, trim 1/4 inch off the bottom of each stem. Snip off the pointed tips of the artichoke leaves. Scoop out the fuzzy choke.
- Combine 2 cups water and lemon juice in a pot wide enough to hold artichokes in a single layer. Place artichokes on their sides in the pot.
- Top with garlic, dill, salt, and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer, turning artichokes once. Cook until tender when pierced with a fork, about 18 to 20 minutes.
- Transfer artichokes to a deep platter. Simmer liquid remaining in pan over medium-high heat until reduced to 1 1/4 cups, about 10 minutes; spoon over artichokes.
- Let the artichokes cool to room temperature and then drizzle artichokes with oil and baste with sauce. Garnish with chopped dill and serve with lemon wedges.