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Grilled Artichokes

Amanda Chojnacky, of Old Orcutt, Calif., has a long family tradition of grilling artichokes: “My grandpa was from Idaho, and when he came to California, he had no idea what an artichoke was. He treated it like a potato and fried it. It didn’t work, so we had to come up with something that did. This was it!”


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Dipping Sauce


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4 Tbs. Vegenaise
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1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
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1 tsp. lemon pepper
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1 small clove garlic, minced (½ tsp.)

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4 artichokes, halved lengthwise through the stem, outer skin of stem trimmed
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1 lemon, halved
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2 ½ tsp. kosher or sea salt
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1 ½ tsp. granulated garlic
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1 tsp. ground black pepper
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½ tsp. onion powder
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½ tsp. dried parsley
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¼ tsp. smoked paprika
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4 Tbs. Earth Balance margarine, melted


1. To make Dipping Sauce: combine all ingredients in bowl. Set aside.

2. To make Artichokes: Rub cut sides of artichokes with lemon, and scrape out chokes (the fuzzy stuff) with spoon. Steam in steamer with lemon 20 to 30 minutes, or until stem is soft. Drain artichokes, and let dry.

3. Combine salt, garlic, pepper, onion powder, parsley, and paprika in small bowl. Set aside.

4. Preheat grill or grill pan to medium. Brush artichokes with margarine, and sprinkle with spice mixture. Place artichokes on grill, and close cover. Grill 10 to 15 minutes, or until brown and crispy, turning frequently. Serve with Dipping Sauce.

Nutrition Information: 

2 g
Total Fat: 
10 g
Saturated Fat: 
3 g
9 g
0 mg
755 mg
5 g
<1 g
Serves 8

Comments on this Recipe

Amazing! This is a keeper.

Didn't use the dipping sauce in the recipe, instead mixed garlic with lemon zest, blue cheese, and olive oil. But the artichokes were so flavorful with the spice rub that they almost didn't need anything else. So delicious!

Just made this last night and it turned out delicious! xx Kate <a href="“The" rel="nofollow"></a>

Really tasty. Agree that the rub is enough flavor for me without a dipping sauce. Steaming artichokes was a lot easy that roasting them too.