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Steamed Artichoke

This Steamed Artichoke is worth the work!  Serve it up as an appetizer with melted butter - yum!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Steamed Artichoke
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 57 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 45 kcal
Author Yvonne


  • 1 artichoke
  • 1-2 fresh lemons
  • Garlic peeled and slice each clove in half
  • Sea salt
  • Butter melted


  1. Prep your artichokes (follow instructions here for the perfect tutorial). In a steamer, place your artichokes about an inch above the water.
  2. If you are a garlic lover like myself, place 8-10 halves of garlic clove in the leaves throughout the entire artichoke (more or less according to preference... I used lots!).
  3. Juice the lemons and drizzle liberally over the entire artichoke. I cut the juiced lemons into wedges and placed them on top of and around the artichokes. Sprinkle with sea salt.
  4. Steam the artichokes for 45-60 minutes. I wanted mine nice and tender, so I chose to steam them for an hour.
  5. When they are finished, pluck each leaf, bite off the meat and enjoy dipped in melted butter, lemon juice, or a lemon/mayo mixture. When you reach the center, discard the thin leaves and "fuzzy" topping to expose the "heart" of the artichoke - that's where the good stuff is! Hang in there until you get there, it's worth it. Promise!
  6. Enjoy :)
Nutrition Facts
Steamed Artichoke
Amount Per Serving
Calories 45
% Daily Value*
Sodium 61mg3%
Potassium 311mg9%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin C 36.1mg44%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.