grilled artichokes on a tray

Grilled Artichokes

Grilled Artichokes are easy to do and grilling them gives them amazing flavor.

Course Side Dish, Vegetables
Cuisine American
Keyword grilled artichokes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 286kcal
Author Leigh Anne Wilkes


  • 4 large artichokes
  • 1 lemon halved
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons butter for dipping
  • coarse salt and pepper

Spicy Smoked Tomato Mayonnaise:

  • 2 sun dried tomatoes
  • 1 tsp. ancho or pasilla powder
  • 1/8 cup garlic cloves
  • 1 onion large, sliced thin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mayonnaise


  • Preheat an outdoor grill to medium heat
  • Cut off the top of the artichoke with a knife and trim the sharp points of the leaves with scissors, rubbing with cut lemon as you go to avoid discoloration
  • Remove the choke and squeeze with lemon juice
  • Place artichokes in a large steamer or pot of boiling water until heart is tender, about 20 minutes depending upon size
  • Allow to cool
  • Brush both sides of the artichoke with the butter mixture, grill until until golden on the surface and heated through, about 5 to 10 minutes
  • Season with salt and pepper
  • Melt butter for dipping
  • Serve with the Spicy Smoked Tomato Mayonnaise

Spicy Smoked Tomato Mayonnaise:

  • Wrap garlic and onions loosely in 2 separate foil packets and roast/grill over indirect heat until they are soft, being careful not to burn them.
  • The garlic should take about 1 to 1 1/2 hours; the onions should take about 30 to 45 minutes.
  • In a food processor, puree the sun dried tomatoes, ancho or pasilla powder with the garlic and onions.
  • Add the cayenne, chili powder, paprika and salt.
  • Mix in the mayonnaise.
  • Leftover mayonnaise will keep, refrigerated, for up to 3 or 4 days


Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 304mg | Potassium: 70mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 268IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg