Grilled Artichokes With Lemon And Herbs

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Yields: 6 servings (2 quarters each)

Difficulty: Intermediate
Recipe Courtesy of Vanessa Rose 



  • 3 Artichokes, quartered
  • 2 Lemons
  • ½ cup Olive Oil
  • 6 sprigs Fresh Thyme, minced
  • 6 leaves Fresh Sage, minced
  • 2 sprigs Fresh Rosemary, minced
  • 2 cloves Fresh Garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Pepper


  1. Cut the top off the artichoke. Squeeze lemon juice over inside to prevent browning. Use a paring knife to remove the outer skin on the stem, around the heart. Slice in half.vanessa-rose-squeezes-lemon-juice-on-inside-artichoke vanessa-rose-uses-pairing-knife-to-cut-off-leaves vanessa-rose-quarters-artichoke
  2. Use a paring knife to carve under the choke above the artichoke heart. Finish scooping out the choke with a spoon. Remove the inner (purple) leaves.

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  3. Quarter the artichokes and add lemon juice to avoid browning. Place in a steamer. Steam for 40 minutes until soft.
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  4. Whisk olive oil, lemon juice, fresh thyme, fresh sage, fresh rosemary, minced garlic, salt and pepper in a bowl. Let vinaigrette sit until artichokes finish steaming.
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  5. Remove artichokes from the steamer. Baste with vinaigrette. Transfer to grill over medium-high heat. Grill for 5 minutes.
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  6. Serve immediately.
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