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i heart this: artichokes

Artichokes have always been one of my fave treats ever! I seriously think eating a whole artichoke, petal by petal, is one of life’s greatest pleasures! So I couldn’t be more thrilled that it is artichoke season! YUM and HOORAY!

I have a pretty easy, fool proof artichoke recipe I’d love to share! I made it just the other night! It’s heaven!


  • 4 whole artichokes, cleaned and trimmed
  • 2 lemon
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • dried thyme
  • mayo


Bring a large pot of water to boil! Once boiling add 2 garlic cloves, a teaspoon of dried thyme, a handful of kosher salt, and half a lemon to the water along with your artichokes. Let boil for 45 minutes

Meanwhile, take the other half of your lemon and zest and juice it into a bowl. Add 4 tablespoons of mayo. In a small saute pan, sweat 2 finely chopped garlic cloves with some EVOO, and 1 teaspoon of dried thyme. When the garlic is translucent, add it to the mayo/lemon mixture. Stir to combine and refrigerate.

After the 45 minutes, check your artichokes. The center should be fork tender. Take them out and drain. Drizzle with more EVOO and some fresh lemon juice. Serve with the garlic-lemon-mayo dipping sauce and enjoy!

Hope you love that recipe as much as I do!

  • 2sisters2cities - I love garlic aioli sauce! I am hosting an artichoke-themed linky party as part of our Fresh Produce Tuesday series at 2 Sisters 2 Cities. I would love it if you linked this recipe up!


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