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Use this simple technique to transform this humble veggie into tasty, easy grilled artichokes. Alongside the creamy sauce, it’s an ideal appetizer or side for anyone looking to change up their favorite meals.

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Easy Grilled Artichokes

Artichokes may not be the most familiar vegetable for many. But after tasting these incredibly delicious grilled artichokes (and their mouthwatering dipping sauce), you’ll agree that they deserve a spot alongside your favorite dinners.

All they need is some simple prep and a few minutes on your backyard grill or kitchen grill pan.When they’re ready, you can enjoy them as an appetizer or side dish.

What makes grilled artichokes one of the best ways to enjoy artichokes?

While grilling is just one way to enjoy this versatile veggie, it’s undoubtedly a top choice. Many prefer the texture of grilled artichokes over boiled or steamed ones, as they develop a lightly charred, crisper outside that contrasts beautifully with a soft interior.

Grilling also infuses more and better flavor in your artichokes than alternatives, primarily thanks to the char, caramelization, and smokiness. Meanwhile, this simple cooking method also preserves many of the vital nutrients of the artichoke, avoiding the problematic result of boiling them.

Why you’ll love this recipe

There’s so much to love about this grilled artichokes recipe, whether you’re a beginner cook or used to whipping up gourmet meals at home. Beyond your artichokes and water, only five ingredients are required – two of which are the familiar staples of salt and pepper.

But that’s the beauty of this recipe, too: it doesn’t require fancy or expensive ingredients to produce robust flavors. The simple prep also makes it ideal for big dinners, allowing you to focus on the main course or other, more involved sides.

Ingredients you’ll need

As noted above, the list of ingredients needed could hardly be simpler. Other than the artichokes, you’ll need:

  • Water
  • Good quality mayonnaise (Kewpie, Hellman’s, or Duke’s are recommended)
  • Lemon
  • Fresh garlic
  • Kosher salt
  • Ground black pepper
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How to make grilled artichokes

The process of how to make grilled artichokes starts with preparing the artichokes themselves.

  1. Use a sharp knife, serrated knife, or kitchen shears to cut off the stem, and trim the spiny tips off the leaves.
  2. Place the artichoke in a microwave-safe bowl of water upside down.
  3. Cover and microwave for seven to eight minutes, adding two or three minutes more for large artichokes. The artichoke heart should be tender and easily pierced with a knife.
  4. Remove from the microwave and shock with cold water to stop the cooking. Allow them to cool.

While they cool, make the grilled artichokes dipping sauce by combining mayo, lemon juice, minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Stir and allow the flavor to meld for at least 15 minutes while you finish the recipe.

  1. Cut the artichokes in half and remove the prickly choke.
  2. Cook the artichokes on your grill or grill pan. If using a grill pan, oil it with a few tablespoons of olive oil. Grill for five to seven minutes on each side, starting with the cut side up.

When they’re ready, take them off the grill and season with salt and pepper to taste.

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How to serve grilled artichokes

These grilled artichokes are best served hot and fresh off the grill, where they’ll enjoy their best texture and flavor.

Don’t forget to serve it alongside our tasty garlic aioli dipping sauce or any of your other favorite choices of dip for grilled artichokes. Another great option is an oil-based dressing such as a lemon vinaigrette with fresh herbs like thyme and basil.

Also, put some lemon wedges on the plate so you can squeeze the juice on them.

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What goes well with grilled artichokes?

The answers to what to serve with grilled artichokes are many, making it an excellent choice for all sorts of meals.

  • Pair them with grilled meats like steak, chicken, pork chops, and more for a hearty and flavorful meal.
  • In addition, they perfectly complement lighter options like grilled or steamed seafood.
  • When used as an ingredient, the possibilities for how to eat grilled artichokes expand dramatically.
  • They can also be integrated into many different pastas, pizzas, sandwiches, salads, rice bowls, and more.

How to store leftovers

While grilled artichokes are best enjoyed fresh, they’re also easy to store if you have leftovers.

Once the artichokes have cooled to room temperature, store them in an airtight container in the fridge. Eat them within three to five days for food safety and textural reasons.

If you need to store your grilled artichokes for longer, they can also be frozen in a freezer-safe airtight container or bag. Frozen grilled artichokes should be enjoyed within six months.

What’s the best way to reheat leftover grilled artichokes?

If your artichokes are frozen, start by defrosting them for several hours or overnight in the refrigerator.

Because texture is so critical for these artichokes, it’s best to reheat them on a grill or in a grill pan or skillet over medium heat to crisp the exterior while warming the interior.

You can also use your oven, heating the artichokes at 350°F until warmed through, about 10-15 minutes.

With both methods, a light drizzle or brushing of extra-virgin olive oil can keep them from drying out and add flavor.

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Recipe by Fran Feldman.

Grilled Artichokes with Garlic Aioli

Make amazing grilled artichokes with garlic aioli dipping sauce for an appetizer or snack.

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Course: Appetizer

Cuisine: American

Keyword: Artichokes

Prep Time: 10 minutes minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes minutes

Servings: 1

Calories: 464kcal

Author: Stephanie Manley


  • 1 fresh artichoke
  • juice of 1 lemon divided use
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup good-quality mayonnaise I use Kewpie, but Dukes or Hellman’s are good choices as well
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  • Remove the stem of the artichoke and trim the spiny tips of the leaves. Squeeze half of the lemon onto the cut portions of the artichoke to prevent discoloration.

  • Place the trimmed artichoke upside down (for stability) in a microwave-safe bowl and add water. Cover with a lid or plastic wrap and microwave for 7 to 8 minutes. To prevent the leaves from becoming soggy, take care not to overcook. Larger artichokes may need an additional 2 to 3 minutes.

  • Remove the artichoke from the microwave and shock with cold water. When cool enough to handle, cut it in half and carefully remove the prickly choke.

  • To make the aioli, combine the mayonnaise, garlic, salt, pepper, and 2 teaspoons of the remaining lemon juice in a separate bowl and mix well. Let sit for at least 15 minutes to allow the flavors to marry before serving.

  • Grill the artichoke in the kitchen with a grill pan or outside on a grill at 350°F. If you are using a grill pan, pour a few tablespoons of olive oil into the pan and grill the artichoke cut-side up over medium heat for about 5 to 7 minutes. Flip the artichoke and grill for an additional 5 to 7 minutes. If you are using an outdoor grill, grill both sides of the artichoke until they develop grill marks.

  • Season the artichoke to taste with salt and pepper and serve with the prepared aioli.


Calories: 464kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 25g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 1644mg | Potassium: 566mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 59IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 2mg

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