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Lemon-Studded Artichokes

For a change-of-pace side dish or appetizer, microwave some artichokes. Lorraine Galazyk of South Surrey, British Columbia flavors them with lemon slices and garlic butter, which is great for dipping.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 2 medium artichokes
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 medium lemon, sliced
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 to 4 garlic cloves, minced


  • Rinse artichokes well; trim stems. With scissors, snip 1 in. off the tops. Snip the tip end from each leaf. Brush cut edges with the lemon juice. Spread artichokes leaves open. Using a small knife, carefully cut around each center choke. Scoop out and discard the fuzzy centers.
  • Cut each of the lemon slices into six wedges; place between artichoke leaves. Place artichokes in an 8-in. microwave-safe dish. Combine butter and garlic; pour over artichokes.
  • Cover and microwave on high for 10-12 minutes or until artichokes are tender. Let stand for 5 minutes. Serve with garlic butter from the dish.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 576 calories, 57g fat (35g saturated fat), 153mg cholesterol, 695mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 7g fiber), 5g protein.

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