Grilled Artichokes with Greek Yogurt, Garlic, and Herb Sauce

Grilled Artichokes

When artichokes are in season I cook them daily, I seriously can not get enough. I love steaming, grilling, sauteeing, and even frying them. I don’t think I ever met an artichoke I didn’t like. Anyways, I have been on a health kick lately and thought I would try to make my favorite restaurant style steamed artichokes and remoulade without adding all the fat. Of course I did not soak them in butter like the restaurants do, but I did find¬†other ways to make them very flavorful!

Grilled Artichokes with Greek Yogurt, Garlic, and Herb Sauce

  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 30m
  • Total Time: 40m
  • Serves: 2
  • Yield: 1 steamed artichoke

Ingredients

  • 1 large artichoke
  • 1 c Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 2 scallions, chopped fine
  • 2 cloves of garlic, depending on how garlicly you like it
  • 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • zest of 1/2 lemon
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Cut the top 1/4 inch off the artichoke. Cut the end of the stem off. With scissors, trim the tops of the leaves off from the artichoke. These can be pointy and sharp!
  2. Steam or boil the artichokes until tender about 20-30 minutes, depending on how large they are. When I boil them, I like to add 1 lemon and a few garlic cloves to the cooking liquid. Sometimes I will also grill them when the artichokes are almost tender to finish the cooking process and add a smokey flavor.
  3. While the artichokes are cooking, make the dipping sauce. Mix the yogurt, lemon juice, zest, garlic, mayo, mustard, and scallions in a bowl. Season the sauce with salt and pepper. Stir to combine and taste for seasoning. This sauce should be very flavorful!
  4. Dip the leaves of the artichoke into the sauce and enjoy! Don\'t forget to eat the heart as well- that is the best part!

xo, Rachel

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Discussion about this post

  1. Jay says:

    Must try this recipe!

    Rachel, you make it look very easy! Looks like I will be headed to Sur La Table and Trader Joe’s tonight-

    Bon Apetit

    -Jay

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