This simple Steamed Artichokes Recipe is the perfect side dish to pair with just about any protein. They are tender and meaty and whether you serve them with aioli, melted butter, or mayo, they are sure to become a family favorite.
Ingredients to make steamed artichokes
Step by Step Instructions
How to cook artichokes
STEP 1: Heat the chicken stock in a large stock pot or Dutch oven over medium-high.
STEP 2: Cut away ½ to 1 inch from the top of each artichoke. Remove any dead or brown outer leaves. Cut off the stems close to the base so that that artichokes will stand upright.
STEP 3: Place the trimmed artichokes in the pot, sprinkle with the onion flakes and sea salt.
STEP 4: Cover and simmer for 45 minutes to an hour, or until the artichokes are tender and the leaves are easily plucked. Serve with Lemon Caper Aioli for dipping.
Recipe Tips and Variations
Frequently Asked Questions
To eat the artichoke leaves, you slide the fleshy end of the leaf through your teeth, pulling off the meat and then discard the rest of the leaf. They are delicious dipped in melted butter, mayonnaise, or aioli. Once you have eaten all of the leaves, you can cut it down to eat the artichoke heart in the center.
Fresher artichokes will be heavier and feel more solid. The leaves will be tightly closed and they will be deep green in color. Older artichokes will be lighter, with the leaves opening up and will be lack-luster in color. When cooked, older artichokes will have a woody taste and texture, with not much meat on the leaves.
Yes! Add the broth, the artichokes, and all the seasoning to the Instant Pot, cook on high for 15 minutes and then quick release the pressure.
While you can usually find artichokes year round in the grocery store, they typically take best from March to May and again from September through October.
One medium artichokes comes in at just 7 grams of net carbs. It is also a great source of fiber, making it an excellent vegetable choice for the keto diet.
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