Artichokes are usually overlooked when it comes to sides but these green guys are loaded with fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants all while served up on a pretty plate! If you’ve never cooked them before, don’t be intimidated! They are super easy and taste delicious.
The simplest way to make artichokes is to cover them in a pot with water. To season the water, just add a slice of lemon and salt. Boil for roughly one hour, drain and let cool. While you can eat these hot or cold, I like to refrigerate mine and serve as a side dish or an appetizer. It makes for the perfect make-ahead flexible dish! Don’t underestimate the spicy mayo dip, it’s the golden key to these artichokes! This mayo also goes with just about anything but is a winner when it comes to munching on artichokes, which, on their own don’t pack a ton of flavor. I serve this up as a side to go along with my Lamb Chops with Mint, Garlic and Lemon Marinade, and boy, they did not disappoint! Give them a try especially if you’re looking to try something new!
If you’re nervous about cooking these up for the first time, no worries, I made this quick and easy video for you! If you’re following me on Instagram, then you definitely got a peek at this first! Make sure you’ve joined the Flexible Chef Family!
WATCH: Cooked Artichokes and Spicy Mayo Sauce
- 6 whole artichokes
- 1 lemon
For Spicy Mayo
- 1 heaping spoonful mayonnaise
- 1 spoonful mustard
- 1 dash siracha depending on how spicy you want it
- 1 tablespoon pesto
Cut off ends of artichokes and slice the lemons.
Place the chokes and lemons in a pot of hot water and add salt.
Boil for 1 hour.
Drain and cool off with ice.
Mix ingredients for spicy mayo sauce.
Serve and enjoy!