Recipe By rosiella
Published Jan 6th
Grilled Garlic Artichokes
Prep 5m Cook 30m Additional - Ready In 35m
Servings 4 servings Calories 401.9

No more dipping artichokes in mayo! These artichokes are grilled with a lemon garlic basting and dipping sauce. This is the best way to eat artichokes… healthy too!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 large artichokes
  • 1 lemon, quartered
  • ¾ cup olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Fill a large bowl with cold water. Squeeze the juice from one lemon wedge into the water. Trim the tops from the artichokes, then cut in half lengthwise, and place halves into the bowl of lemon water to prevent them from turning brown.
  2. 2 Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Meanwhile, preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat.
  3. 3 Add artichokes to boiling water, and cook for about 15 minutes. Drain. Squeeze the remaining lemon wedges into a medium bowl. Stir in the olive oil and garlic, and season with salt and pepper.
  4. 4 Brush the artichokes with a coating of the garlic dip, and place them on the preheated grill. Grill the artichokes for 5 to 10 minutes, basting with dip and turning frequently, until the tips are a little charred. Serve immediately with the remaining dip.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 401.9
  • Carbohydrate 10 g
  • Fat 40.7 g
  • Fiber 4.7 g
  • Protein 2.9 g
  • Saturated Fat 5.6 g
  • Sodium 659 mg
  • Sugar 0.8 g


  1. Living in the produce capital of America we have access to many fresh fruits and vegetables picked straight from the fields with artichokes among them. Easy preparation though readers should take note that the submitter forgot to mention to remove the "choke" prior to grilling. This recipe had too much lemon in it for my - Read more ...
  2. Gets three stars because it did not say to take out the "choke," the flavor was not enough at all, and trimming the top of the artichoke is not specified (i.e. cut off the top 1/3?). My husband and I feel like three stars is generous. Not sure why the reviews are so high-- maybe - Read more ...
  3. Very good! I do think it's odd that the instructions don't mention to remove the choke, some cooks might not know that they should do that. Anyway, next time I think I would boil the artichokes for longer and only grill long enough to put a little char on them. Great flavor though. Thanks! :)
  4. Really good, and very simple! I boiled the artichoke halves the day before, drained them thoroughly on paper towels, and refrigerated them before scooping out the chokes with a spoon (don't forget this important step) and grilling them the next day. Get them good and charred for the best flavor! The marinade/dipping sauce is great! - Read more ...
  5. Great recipe!!! I went to Houston's last week and got a rough recipe from the bartender that was essentially the same – she didn’t know any measurements, but the ingredients were consistent with the recipe listed on this website. According to her, they boil the artichokes for 20 minutes and then refrigerate them for 1 - Read more ...
  6. Great recipe and super easy. I used small artichokes and made them for an appetizer - really a crowd pleaser and so pretty on the plate. I boiled them a little longer and also added a small amount of balsamic vinegar to the marinade. Delicious and everyone asked for the recipe. Thanks!
  7. This recipe reminds me exactly of the taste of the grilled artichokes at Houston's Restaurant. The only variation I put on it was to steam in a basket instead of boiling the artichoke.
  8. Very good. Even my kids enjoyed it. Recipe didn't mention removing the chokes before grilling - which I did. They needed a bit more salt but were tasty even without using the additional dipping sauce.
  9. I also had grilled artichoke for the first time at the Cheesecake Factory restaurant and loved it so I was very pleased to find this recipe. I've made these a couple times now and will continue to use this recipe. Living in an apartment however outdoor grilling is not really possible for me but I - Read more ...