Grilled Garlic Artichokes


These smoky grilled artichokes with a garlic-lemon dipping sauce are the best way to eat artichokes!

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
35 mins

This grilled artichoke recipe is tender, flavorful, and the perfect addition to any summertime table.  

How to Grill Artichokes

You'll find a detailed ingredient list and step-by-step instructions in the recipe below, but let's go over the basics:

Grilled Artichoke Ingredients

These are the simple ingredients you’ll need for this homemade grilled artichokes recipe: 

  • Artichokes: This simple recipe, which feeds four people, starts with two artichokes. 
  • Lemon: Lemon juice mixed with water will keep the trimmed artichokes from turning brown. It also adds a bright flavor. 
  • Oil: Olive oil locks in moisture and gives the seasonings something to stick to. 
  • Seasonings: These grilled artichokes are seasoned with fresh garlic, salt, and black pepper. 

How to Make Grilled Artichokes

Here’s a brief overview of what you can expect when you make grilled artichokes at home: 

  1. Trim and cut the artichokes and scoop out the choke. Place in lemon water. 
  2. Boil the artichokes until they are tender. 
  3. Make the basting sauce with lemon wedges, olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper.
  4. Brush the artichokes with the sauce, grill, and serve with the remaining sauce. 

What to Serve With Grilled Artichokes

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Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

“So savory,” according to Jann Geyer. “This is our new method of enjoying artichokes. It is reasonably easy and actually takes less time.”

“I did everything as stated, but I added some wood chips to my grill,” says Pjwat. “The smoky flavor was so yummy. Didn’t even need to dip before eating!”

“The flavor profile is AMAZING,” raves Ananda Syapin. “I strongly recommend getting the sauce down into the leaves before grilling.”

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


  • 1 lemon, quartered

  • 2 large artichokes

  • ¾ cup olive oil

  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Fill a large bowl with cold water. Squeeze juice from one lemon wedge into water. Trim tops and stems from artichokes, cut in half from top to bottom and scoop out the choke; place halves into the bowl of lemon water to prevent them from turning brown.

  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add artichokes to boiling water, and cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain.

  3. Meanwhile, preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat.

  4. To make the basting and dipping sauce: Squeeze remaining lemon wedges into a medium bowl; stir in olive oil and garlic, and season with salt and pepper.

  5. Brush artichokes with a coating of lemon-garlic dipping sauce; place on the preheated grill and cook, basting with sauce and turning frequently, until the tips are a little charred, 5 to 10 minutes. Serve immediately with remaining lemon-garlic sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

402 Calories
41g Fat
10g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 402
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 41g 52%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Sodium 659mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 13mg 66%
Calcium 45mg 3%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 321mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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