Grilled Summer Artichokes


These grilled artichokes make a perfect summer appetizer. Make them ahead for effortless entertaining!

Grilled Summer Artichokes
. Photo: Con Poulos
Hands On Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
55 mins


  • 1 cup mayonnaise

  • 1 tablespoon ground espelette pepper or 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper and 1/4 teaspoon paprika

  • ¼ teaspoon finely shredded lemon zest

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

  • teaspoon kosher salt

  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled

  • 1 lemon, halved

  • 4 large artichokes

  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • 2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • Snipped fresh rosemary (optional)


  1. For mayo, in bowl whisk together mayonnaise, espelette pepper, lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic powder, and 1/8 tsp. kosher salt until combined. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

  2. To cook artichokes, bring a large pot of salted water to boiling. Add garlic cloves and lemon halves, squeezing lemon juice into pot before dropping in halves. Add artichokes; bring water to a simmer and cook about 25 minutes or until tender when pierced with a paring knife. Drain and transfer cooked artichokes to cutting board to cool.

  3. Heat grill to high. Cut artichokes in half lengthwise; scoop out choke and some of the soft inner leaves from around each heart. Season remaining parts with 1/4 tsp. kosher salt and 1/4 tsp. black pepper; drizzle with olive oil.

  4. Place artichokes on grill, flat sides up; cook about 4 minutes or until golden brown and lightly charred on one side. Turn; cook 4 minutes more or until grill marks appear. Serve with mayo for dipping. Top with additional pepper and/or rosemary, if desired.


To make ahead, prepare artichokes through Step 2. Wrap in plastic wrap; chill for up to 2 days. Continue as directed. If the grilled artichokes need to be reheated, place them in a baking dish, cover lightly with foil and reheat in a 350°F oven 10 to 15 minutes or until warm.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

264 Calories
24g Fat
11g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 264
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 305mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 11.5mg 58%
Calcium 43mg 3%
Iron 1.2mg 7%
Potassium 319mg 7%
Folate, total 41.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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