Summer Recipe Series: Grilled Marinated Artichokes

A big thanks to Pam Braun for providing some fantastic recipes!  Check back for the next couple of Thursdays for even more deliciousness!  Also be sure to check out her earlier post “Go Fish,” to learn all about healthy ways to cook fish. 

The little artichoke is an antioxidant giant! One of the highest ranked foods in antioxidants
per serving.

IngredientsGrilled Artichokes
3 large artichokes or 6 baby artichokes, trimmed and cleaned
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 large clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
Juice of 1 lemon
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper

Directions
Cover the bottom of a large pot with an inch of water and place the artichokes in the pot.
Bring water to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and cook until artichokes are parcooked.

When done, remove from pot and allow to cool. Split in half lengthwise and remove
hairy choke. Set aside.

Prepare marinade by whisking all the other ingredients in a bowl. Dip each artichoke half into the marinade and then place cut side down in a 9” x 13” baking dish. After all have been dipped, pour remaining marinade over them, cover, and allow to sit in the refrigerator for 2 hours to overnight.

Place artichokes on medium-hot grill. Cook for about 5-10 minutes on each side to create
grill marks. Serve warm with Garlic Dip.

Serves 5-6

Garlic Dip Instructions
¼ cup nonfat sour cream
¼ cup plain nonfat yogurt
1 clove garlic, minced
Juice of ½ lemon
1 teaspoon raw brown sugar
Pepper to taste
Whisk together and chill until ready to serve.

Pam Braun head shotPam Braun is a late-stage, ten-year cancer survivor, and author of The Ultimate Anti-Cancer Cookbook.

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