Grilled Artichokes with Lemon Garlic Aioli


This recipe is for a classic summer dish of grilled artichokes with a delicious lemon garlic aioli. Artichokes are a great source of fiber and antioxidants, and grilling them brings out a lovely char flavor. The aioli is a perfect dipping sauce, and can also be used as a spread for sandwiches or wraps. This dish is simple to make and can be easily adapted to suit your taste. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 6 artichokes
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Cut the artichokes in half lengthwise and remove the choke. Rub the artichokes with lemon juice and olive oil, then season with salt and pepper.
  3. Place the artichokes on the grill, cut side down, and grill for 10-15 minutes until they are tender and slightly charred. Remove from grill and let cool.
  4. To make the aioli, combine the garlic, mayonnaise, and lemon juice in a bowl and whisk until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve the aioli with the grilled artichokes.

Potential changes & improvements

If you want a bit more of a charred flavor, you can grill the artichokes for longer. If you don’t have mayonnaise, you can substitute plain yogurt or sour cream. You could also add some herbs to the aioli, such as chopped parsley or basil. For a bit of heat, you could add a pinch of cayenne pepper.

What other food it works well with

This dish would be great with grilled chicken or fish. It would also be delicious served with a fresh salad or some crusty bread.

Common Mistakes

One mistake people often make when grilling artichokes is not removing the choke. The choke is the inedible, fuzzy center of the artichoke, and it can be quite tough. Be sure to remove it before grilling.

Nutritional Information

This dish is high in fiber and healthy fats. It is also low in calories and contains no cholesterol.

Allergens

This recipe contains no known allergens.


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