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4 artichoke halves on grill cut side up
4.67 from 3 votes

Grilled Artichokes

Each cavity is filled with its own lemony butter dipping sauce that marinades the artichoke heart while the leaves get a nice smoky char
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 2 artichokes
  • 2 lemons
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt


  • Heat a grill to medium low. Cut the artichokes in half lengthwise and squeeze the juice of half a lemon over the four halves to prevent browning.
  • Run a pairing knife along the top of the heart just below the fibers. Grab the purple leaves and pull them out, trying to pull out the fibers. Use a spoon to fully clean it.
  • Rinse the artichoke to clean off all the loose fibers and squeeze the juice of the other half of the lemon over all four halves.
  • Add ½ cup water to a 13 x 9 microwave-proof dish. Place the artichokes in the dish cut side down. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave for 7 minutes. Carefully remove from the microwave and remove the plastic wrap. The dish and steam will be very hot.
  • Place the artichokes cut side up and drizzle with olive oil.
  • Place cut side down on the grill. Close the grill and cook for 6 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, combine the melted butter, juice of 1 lemon and salt. Flip the artichokes and brush each twice with the lemon butter mixture. Pour the remaining lemon butter evenly into the cavities of each artichoke.
  • Close the lid and cook for 5 more minutes.
  • Remove from heat and serve.


Calories: 178kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 2gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 309mgPotassium: 311mgFiber: 4gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 355IUVitamin C: 36.1mgCalcium: 46mgIron: 1.1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
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