Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Globe Artichokes in Lemon and Garlic Olive Oil

Your man will fall in love with you all over again if you make this dish for him...

I'm speaking from experience here!
It really is true that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach!

Right now artichokes are in season, and I think they are one of those things we tend to pass on by when doing our shopping. But they could not be easier to make, and when served with a simple, delicate and full flavored sauce, it doesn't get any better!
Add some fresh herbs very finely minced to the sauce if your feeling fancy! That would be so delicious too!

Globe Artichokes with Lemon and Garlic Olive Oil
inspiration for this dish came from this girl

What You Need:
4 globe artichokes, rinsed and the prickly top part cut off.

Steam artichokes in a little salted water until tender and soft. Remove from water and place on a towel to drain any excess water and let cool a few minutes. The steaming process takes about 25 minutes or so. Check the leaves while they steam for tenderness.

For the Lemon and Garlic Olive Oil:
Zest of 1 lemon
Juice of 1 lemon
2 small or 1 large garlic clove, zested or very finely minced
pinch of sea salt and pepper
3-4 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

Zest and juice one lemon. Then zest 2 small or 1 large garlic cloves into the lemon juice. Add a pinch of sea salt and pepper. Then drizzle in about 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive, whisking continuously until combined.

Serve each artichoke with a little of the sauce underneath.


  1. I love this! I am trying to incorporate more veggies into our meals (besides the regulars... broccoli, carrots, and asparagus)

    This is something a little different! Definitely going to try it.

  2. YUMMY!! I am excited to make the sauce you show here. I have always used mayo to dip artchokes in and this sauce looks so much better and healthier. You are right, we do kind of pass by the artichokes. I am very excited to try them this way. Thanks Morgan:)

  3. Looks lovely! Glad you enjoyed :)