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Cooked Artichokes

I’m always asked how to prepare Artichokes, so here is a simple recipe you can share with friends. I like to pair it with a sandwich and maybe a dish of cottage cheese.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Servings 2 artichokes


  • 2 artichokes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • pinch of dried thyme

Dipping Sauce

  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise


  • For the artichoke use a serrated knife cut off the top of the artichoke. Cut each leaf with scissors so the points are gone.
  • Add artichokes to a pot of boiling water with olive oil, salt and thyme cover with a lid. When the water starts to boil reduce heat to simmer. Cook until tender, about 30 minutes. Drain the artichokes up side down in a colander until they are cool enough to handle.
  • Make dipping sauce. Warm butter a little and add the other ingredients until smooth. Refrigerate while artichokes are cooking.
  • You may cut your artichokes in half and remove the purple and white center at this time or leave whole.
  • Serve with dipping sauce.
  • To eat artichokes, peel off a leaf at a time. Dip each leaf in dipping sauce and use your teeth to scrape off the meat of the leaf. 
Keyword Vegetables