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Grilled Artichokes with Lemon-Basil Dipping Sauce

Grilled Artichokes with Lemon-Basil Dipping Sauce

Grilled Artichokes with Lemon-Basil Dipping Sauce

I was in 10th Grade when I ate my first artichoke. I was having dinner at my friend Michelle’s house, when her mom brought out a plate of freshly steamed artichokes. I was in complete heaven. Then at dinner, before Prom, I ordered an artichoke for my entree. My dinner was an artichoke. That pretty much sums up my love for them. Years later, when I ate my first grilled artichoke, I fell in love all over again. Artichokes, on the grill? Yes, please. Oh my God, yes please.

I just made these today and while the kids were at the park, finished off two of them. What? Don’t hate. They’re that good.

Grilled Artichokes with Lemon-Basil Dipping Sauce


  • 2 artichokes, cut in half with the middle fuzz scooped out
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • 2 fresh basil leaves, Julienned
  • 2 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 1 lemon cut in half, 1 Tablespoon juice squeezed out
  • ½ cup mayo
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil mixture
  • 1 Tablespoon ketchup
  • *optional ½ tsp sriracha rooster sauce

  1. Olive Oil Mixture: In a glass bowl, mix together olive oil, basil and garlic. Heat in microwave for 20 seconds. Mix and heat again for 20 seconds.
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  3. After artichokes are cut in half, fuzz scooped out, quick rinse to get all fuzz off, take half a lemon and rub all over artichoke. Inside and out.
  4. Steam artichokes for 25 minutes. Cut side facing down in pan.
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  6. Lemon Basil Dipping Sauce: In a microwaveable bowl combine: mayonnaise, ketchup, 1 Tablespoon lemon juice, 1 Tablespoon olive oil mixture, ½ teaspoon Sriracha Roster Sauce (optional) Heat in microwave for 15 seconds. Stir, heat again for 15 seconds, stir.
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  8. When artichokes are done being steamed, take out and rub 1 teaspoon olive oil mixture, front and back of artichoke. Season with ½ teaspoon of lemon pepper on cut side of artichoke. Place, cut side down, on high grill and grill for 10-12 minutes. Remove.
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  10. Enjoy with dipping sauce!


  • Nancy

    Can’t wait to try this one~sounds yummy!

  • Lucy Hill

    This is a new one for me. I think this is great…I wanna try to taste this. 🙂


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