How to Grill Artichokes

grilled artichoke
grilled artichoke

If you’re trying to figure out how to cook an artichoke, follow this recipe and you’re guaranteed to have a tender and smoky grilled artichoke for dinner. Served with a lemon-cumin aioli for an extra treat. These grilled artichokes, especially, offer a perfect smoky and tender summer appetizer.

How to Grill Artichokes

I grew up eating artichokes, and thought they were fairly commonplace, but I have had to teach a few people how to eat one — which has to lead me to believe not enough people have heard the good news regarding a steamed or grilled artichoke. So let me open up the door to this wonderful world.

how to make artichokes

First, bring a large pot of water to boil.

While the water is boiling, snip off the pointy end of each artichoke leaf with a pair of scissors.

Poach the artichokes for about 20-30 minutes, until one of the outer leaves pulls off super easily.

Using a serrated knife, cut in half, and drizzle olive oil + salt on the sides.

Grill quickly in a grill pan or on a grill outside.

While the artichokes are grilling, mix together the ingredients for the aioli.

Dip into a lemony, cumin-y aioli and enjoy on a summer’s night!

grilled artichoke

How to Grill Artichokes

Mimi Newman
tender and smoky grilled halved artichokes.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Sides
Cuisine American, Farmer’s Market Produce, Seasonal
Servings 4 artichokes
Calories 60 kcal


  • 4 artichokes spiny tips clipped off
  • aioli
  • 1/4 cup of mayonnaise
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1 tablespoon of dijon



  • In a large pot, bring water and 1/4 cup of vinegar to boil.
  • Once boiling, cook artichokes in the boiling water for 15 minutes.
  • When done, cut each artichoke each in half and remove the hairy part of the artichoke heart.
  • On a grill pan or grill outside, grill flat side down for about 5 minutes, until light grill marks are shown.


  • Combine the mayo, lemon juice and zest, cumin and dijon mustard in a bowl and stir to combine.


Calories: 60kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 4gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 120mgPotassium: 474mgFiber: 7gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 17IUVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 56mgIron: 2mg
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