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Grilled Artichoke with Fresh Herbs and Lemony Vinaigrette

Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Sides
Cuisine: American, seasonal, Vegan
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 184 kcal
Author: KellyLiken



  • 2 large artichokes
  • 3 lemons halved
  • 2 T parsley roughly chopped
  • 2 T chives roughly chopped
  • 2 T tarragon roughly chopped
  • 1/4 C extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Bring a stock pot full of salted water and the juice of 1 lemon to a boil.

  2. Trim the stems off of the artichoke, flush with the base.  With a serrated knife, trim about 1/2-3/4" from the top of the artichoke and split them in half lengthwise.  

  3. Using a spoon, scrape out the "choke".  That's the fuzzy part at the heart as well as some of the spiky leaves.  Rub all of the exposed areas with a half of a lemon to prevent browning.

  4. Boil the artichokes, covered for about 20-25 minutes until the heart is tender.  Remove from the liquid and allow them to dry.  Meanwhile, turn your grill on to medium high.

  5. Brush both sides of the artichokes with a bit of olive oil and season them well with salt and freshly ground black pepper.  Grill them just until they are warm in the middle and slightly chared.

  6. Serve the grilled artichokes sprinkled liberally with the chopped herbs, a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and the juice of half a lemon.

Recipe Notes

You can boil the artichokes well ahead of time.  In this case, allow them to cool in the cooking liquid and grill them just before serving.

If you have an instantpot, use 1 C water and the lemon juice and set the artichoke halves on the steaming rack.  Cook on manual 7 minutes and quick release the pressure.  Other than that the recipe stays the same.

Nutrition Facts
Grilled Artichoke with Fresh Herbs and Lemony Vinaigrette
Amount Per Serving
Calories 184 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 79mg3%
Potassium 449mg13%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 280IU6%
Vitamin C 56.3mg68%
Calcium 70mg7%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.