Back to Artichokes with Tarragon Butter

Print Options


Card Sizes

Artichokes with Tarragon Butter Recipe

Artichokes with Tarragon Butter Recipe

“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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

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.