How to Cook Artichoke – With Lemon Garlic Sauce

How to Cook Artichoke | Allergy a la Mode

Learn how to cook artichoke! Steaming artichokes is easy once you know the steps! This steamed artichoke is flavored with lemon and garlic and includes a tasty recipe for lemon garlic butter for dipping!



Steamed Artichoke

  • 2 artichokes
  • 2 lemons, halved
  • 1 clove garlic

Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce

  • 4 tbsps plant butter
  • 1/2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder


  1. Wash artichokes. Remove any leaves from stem. Peel the stems with a vegetable peeler then trim the stems by cutting an inch off the bottoms.
  2. With a large chef’s knife, cut an inch off the top of the artichoke
  3. Using kitchen shears, cut the pointy tips from all the leaves, leaving each leaf with a flat top. Halve the lemons and rub one half all over the artichokes. Juice the other half to equal 1/2 tbsp.
  4. Fill a large pot with a few inches of water. Add the lemon halves and the minced garlic to the water. Place a steamer basket inside the pot.
  5. Arrange the artichokes in the steamer basket. Cover. Bring to a simmer over medium low heat.
  6. Simmer for about 30 minutes or until the artichoke is tender and the leaves are easily removed.
  7. Meanwhile, in a small dish melt 4 tbsps of plant butter. Mix in 1/2 tbsp fresh lemon juice and mixed garlic.
  8. When the artichoke is done steaming, serve it immediately with the lemon garlic butter for dipping.


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