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Lemon-Studded Artichokes

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars

"For a change-of-pace side dish or appetizer, microwave some artichokes. Lorraine Galazyk of South Surrey, British Columbia flavors them with lemon slices and garlic butter, which is great for dipping."
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30 m servings
Original recipe yields 2 servings


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  1. Rinse artichokes well; trim stems. With scissors, snip 1 in. off the tops. Snip the tip end from each leaf. Brush cut edges with the lemon juice. Spread artichokes leave open. Using a small knife, carefully cut around each center choke. Scoop out and discard the fuzzy centers.
  2. Cut each of the lemon slices into six wedges; place between artichoke leaves. Place artichokes in an 8-in. microwave-safe dish. Combine butter and garlic; pour over artichokes. Cover and microwave on high for 10-12 minutes or until artichokes are tender. Let stand for 5 minutes. Serve with garlic butter from the dish.


  • This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.


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in one word... DELICIOUS!!! the only thing i didnt do was to remove the "hairs" inside the the artichoke because i always have a problem doing that until after they are cooked, my microwave req...

Who knew microwaved would be ok??? I ran out of time and made this as a last resort. It came out great! I will not be making it on a regular basis (I prefer roasted) but when I have to watch ...

This was awesome! I didn't think it would turn out that great in the microwave, but it was perfect and my family loved it. Thanks!

So delicious...and it's been so long since I have made an artichoke, that the directions were perfect and completely easy to follow. Don't be scared of artichokes!!!

This was an easy and delicious way to prepare artichokes, especially for someone new to cooking them. I used one lemon that I zested and 6 tablespoons of butter and a bit of fresh cracked black...