Grilled Artichokes

Grilled Artichokes
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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 25 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
249 Calories
5g Fat
55g Carbs
10g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 249
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 312mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Dietary Fiber 21g 75%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 128mg 641%
Calcium 112mg 9%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 1105mg 24%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Artichokes are so much better grilled than steamed. To get the most flavor out of these small artichokes you want to give them a quick boil before they hit the grill. This is also a fantastic way to incorporate an open flamed flavor to artichoke dip or pasta dishes. Simply scoop out the artichoke hearts, lightly chop, and use.

Ingredients

  • 1 lemon

  • 8 small artichokes, trimmed and halved

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for brushing

  • 3 garlic cloves

  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat grill for high heat.

  2. Cut the lemon in half and squeeze out the juice in a bowl. Set aside for later. Cut what remains of the lemon into quarters.

  3. Boil artichokes in water with 2 tablespoons olive oil, garlic, lemon quarters, thyme. Cook until artichokes are just tender.

  4. Remove artichokes from water, set aside for about 5 minutes allowing them to cool slightly.  Blot with paper towel to remove any excess moisture. Brush with more olive oil and place onto the grill.

  5. Grill for 3 to 4 minutes or until they start to brown. Remove from grill, sprinkle with a little lemon juice and season with salt. Serve immediately.

  6. Artichokes will keep for up to 3 days after initial preparation stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.  Enjoy them cold or rewarm in the microwave.