Artichokes with Tarragon Butter Recipe
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Artichokes with Tarragon Butter Recipe

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“Artichokes are fun to prepare and eat as an appetizer or side dish. Serve each person a small bowl of herby butter to dip the leaves in.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:2 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2 medium artichokes
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice, divided
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon

Nutritional Facts

1 artichoke with 2 tablespoons butter equals 265 calories, 23 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 60 mg cholesterol, 276 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 5 g protein.


  1. Using a sharp knife, level the bottom of each artichoke and cut 1 in. from the top. Using kitchen scissors, snip off tips of outer leaves. Brush cut edges with 1 teaspoon lemon juice.
  2. Place artichokes in a deep 8-in. microwave-safe dish; add 1 in. of water. Cover and microwave on high for 10-12 minutes or until leaves near the center pull out easily. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the butter, dill, oregano, tarragon and remaining lemon juice. Serve with artichokes. Yield: 2 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Artichokes with Tarragon Butter in Country Woman April/May 2008, p32

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Reviewed Apr. 17, 2012

"very tasty and easy to make....yummy....thanks for sharing!!!!!"

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