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Basic Steamed Artichokes


2 to 4 artichokes, such as Frieda’s Sangria Artichokes, Frieda’s Fiore Viola Artichokes or Globe Artichokes
1 Meyer Lemon
Additional lemon slices
Mayonnaise for dipping (optional)


Prepare artichokes by rinsing, then trimming 1 inch off tops and 1/2 inch off stems. Slightly spread open petals. Place in water with juice of lemon to prevent browning before cooking.

Bring 2 to 3 inches of water to boil in pot fit with steamer insert. Add a few slices of lemon to water. Place artichokes, stem end up, in steamer basket, cover tightly, and steam until tender, about 30 to 45 minutes, depending on size. Artichokes are cooked when a knife easily goes through base.

Enjoy base of each petal by dipping in mayonnaise or your favorite sauce. Or, use these cooked artichokes to make Maria’s Stuffed Artichokes.

Source: Frieda’s Inc.

Analyzed to serve 4. Calories 60, Total Fat 0g, Saturated Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 70mg, Carbohydrate 14g, Dietary Fiber 10g, Protein 3g, Vitamin C 15%