Roasted Artichokes

Roasted artichokes are a stunning appetizer! This technique develops deep caramelized flavors in the artichoke heart and the meaty leaves.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 99kcal
Author: Jessica Gavin


  • 2 quarts water (8 cups, 1L)
  • ¼ cup lemon juice (60ml)
  • 3 large artichokes (about 1 pound, 454g each)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt (6g)
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (45ml) divided
  • 8 lemon wedges


  • Set oven rack to the middle position. Preheat oven to 475ºF (246ºC).
  • Fill a large bowl with water and lemon juice.
  • Prepare artichokes by using a chef’s knife to cut off about 1-inch of leaves from the top of the artichoke. 
  • Trim the stem the ¾-inches in length. Pull off the bottom 3 to 4 rows of the tough outer leaves.
  • Use kitchen shears to trim any sharp tips on the remaining leaves.
  • Using a small knife to trim the tough dark green outer layer of the stem and base.
  • Cut the artichokes in half through the center.
  • Use a spoon to remove the hairy choke and any purple colored leaves.
  • Immediately transfer the cut artichokes cut side down in the lemon water.
  • Repeat with the remaining artichokes.
  • Coat the bottom of a 13 by 9-inch baking dish with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  • Remove the artichokes from the lemon water, shaking off any excess moisture, it’s ok if they are still wet on the leaves.
  • Place artichokes cut side up in the baking pan. Evenly drizzle with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, then sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Carefully rub the olive oil, salt, and pepper between the artichoke leaves.
  • Flip the artichokes over, cut side down. Cover tightly with foil and then place in the oven.
  • Roast the artichokes until the cut sides are golden brown and the outer leaves and the base can be easily pierced with a fork, 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Season artichokes with more salt and pepper, and serve warm with lemon wedges. 


Calories: 99kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 448mg | Potassium: 269mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 20.2mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg
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