Grilled Artichokes with Lemon Dipping Sauce

grilled artichoke healthy recipe

Makes 8 halves

– 4 artichokes

– 2 lemons

– 1 tbsp olive oil

Trim spikey parts of the outer leaves and top off the artichoke. Trim away any dark spots from the stem and cut in half lengthwise. Using a paring knife, remove the choke. Place trimmed artichokes in a bowl of cold water with juice from half a lemon while trimming other artichokes. Lemon juice will help prevent the artichokes from turning brown. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Squeeze juice from half a lemon into boiling water.  Boil artichokes for 15 minutes. While artichokes are boiling, preheat grill to medium high heat. Drain artichokes and grill until tender, turning occasionally. Whisk together remaining lemon juice and olive oil. Once artichokes are done grilling, brush with lemon juice mixture. Serve immediately.