Artichokes Steamed in the Microwave

READY IN: 16mins
SERVES: 3-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Trim the artichokes by cutting off the stem and cutting off the tips of the leaves. *I often cut them in half, lengthwise, and scoop out the choke but you can skip this step.
  • Rub the lemon over all the cut parts of the artichokes so it does not brown.
  • Place all 3 of the artichokes upside down in a microwaveable dish with a tight fitting lid. *Try a dinner or salad plate on top of your dish if you do not have a lid that exactly fits.
  • *I place them upside down so the water is not collected in the artichokes but they can be placed right side up and then squeezed out later.
  • Add the water and cover.
  • Cook on high for 11 minutes. Check at about 9 minutes since all ovens are not the same, and pierce the hearts with a fork. If they are soft they are done.
  • Drain and serve.
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