Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

My favorite way to eat artichokes is the simplest. I gave the recipe for two, because I like to sit and eat one with my sister. However, adjust the recipe for however many you want to make. I use pepper but not salt to season, but of course you can use salt if you prefer a saltier taste.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut off stem end as well as 1 inch of the top, remove outermost leaves of artichokes and snip off pointy tips of remaining leaves. Steam, covered in a rack over boiling water about 1/2 hour until base of an artichoke is soft enough to pierce easily (you'll probably have to replace the water over time).
  2. Microwave lemon 15 seconds (releases more juice) and then juice lemon--you should end up with 3-4 Tbs juice. Discard peel.
  3. In a small skillet, sauté garlic and thyme in oil about 1 minute. With a fork or tiny whisk, whisk in lemon juice, butter and pepper and remove from heat.
  4. To eat, dip individual leaves in lemon-butter and scrape the "meat" of the artichokes into your mouth with your front teeth. Yum!


Most Helpful

This recipe is wonderful, and cooked up perfectly. I did add a few dashes of onion powder to the sauce. Thank you echo echo.

Inklady May 13, 2011

Just the way my DH and I like it! I cut the artichokes in half, cut out the fuzzy part and steamed for about 15 minutes. The sauce was very nice! Thank you!

Sharon123 April 24, 2008

Excellent. All I can say is that this recipe for artichokes was both easy, and delicious!! Thanks echo echo! Made for World Tour.

Bert's Kitchen Witch June 27, 2007

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