Steamed Artichokes Dipped in a Fresh Italian Lemon Parsley Vinaigrette

Steamed Artichokes Dipped in a Fresh Italian Lemon Parsley Vinaigrette is a delicious and healthy side dish that is perfect for any occasion. Artichokes are not only tasty, but they are also rich in fiber, antioxidants, and vitamins, making them an excellent addition to any diet. This recipe is easy to make and can be served as an appetizer or side dish.

To prepare the artichokes, start by cutting off the stem at the base and ⅓ of the top of the artichoke. Then, take kitchen shears and trim off the spiked end of each artichoke leaf. Rinse outside and inside of the artichoke. In a stock pot over medium heat, place artichokes upright and fill the pot with water to a little less than half way up the artichoke side. Squeeze half a lemon into the water. Bring water to a boil. Cover and turn heat down to medium-low and steam artichokes for about 35 minutes, or until the heart is tender if pierced with a sharp knife, and outer leaves pull off easily. Note, check your water while steaming to make sure it does not all evaporate, if yes, just add more hot water to the pot, cover and keep steaming.

While the artichokes are steaming, prepare the Italian Lemon Parsley Vinaigrette. In a small bowl, add together the olive oil, lemon juice, shallots, parsley, salt, and pepper, whisk until well combined.

To serve, place steamed artichokes on a platter with the Italian Lemon Parsley Vinaigrette as a dipping sauce. Other dipping sauce ideas are a clarified lemon butter or Hollandaise sauce. The combination of steamed artichokes and fresh vinaigrette creates a light and flavorful dish that is perfect for any meal.

Steamed Artichokes Dipped in a Fresh Italian Lemon Parsley Vinaigrette is a healthy and delicious side dish that is easy to make and perfect for any occasion. This recipe is sure to be a hit with both friends and family and will leave everyone feeling satisfied and refreshed. So, next time you are looking for a light and tasty dish, give this recipe a try and enjoy the amazing flavors of fresh artichokes and vinaigrette.

Steamed Artichokes Dipped in a Fresh Italian Lemon Parsley Vinaigrette

Course Side Dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Stasia Wimmer Boschetti

Ingredients

Artichokes

  • 2 large artichokes
  • 1 large lemon, divided

Italian Lemon Parsley Vinaigrette

  • 4 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped shallot
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

Steamed Artichokes

  1. Prepare artichokes by cutting off the stem at the base and ⅓ of the top of the artichoke. Take kitchen shears and trim off the spiked end of each artichoke leaf. Rinse outside and inside of the artichoke.
  2. In a stock pot over medium heat, place artichokes upright and fill the pot with water to a little less than half way up the artichoke side. Squeeze half a lemon into the water.
  3. Bring water to a boil. Cover and turn heat down to medium-low and steam artichokes for about 35 minutes, or until the heart is tender if pierced with a sharp knife, and outer leaves pull off easily. Note, check your water while steaming to make sure it does not all evaporate, if yes, just add more hot water to the pot, cover and keep steaming.

Italian Lemon Parsley Vinaigrette

  1. In a small bowl add together the olive oil, lemon juice, shallots, parsley, salt and pepper, whisk until well combined.

To Serve

  1. Place steamed artichokes on a platter with the Italian Lemon Parsley Vinaigrette as a dipping sauce. Other dipping sauce ideas are a clarified lemon butter or Hollandaise sauce.

 

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