Simple Steamed Artichokes

Simple Steamed Artichokes

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 2
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 59.3
  • Total Fat: 2.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 138.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 8.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.1 g
  • Protein: 2.5 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Simple Steamed Artichokes calories by ingredient


5 minutes to an easy appetizer or snack! All you need is a microwave and ziploc bag to a tasty treat using artichokes. 5 minutes to an easy appetizer or snack! All you need is a microwave and ziploc bag to a tasty treat using artichokes.
Number of Servings: 2


    1 medium sized artichoke
    1 tsp olive oil (optional)
    dash of salt
    dash of black pepper
    1/2 tsp garlic powder
    1/2 tsp dried rosemary (or fresh, if chopped finely)


Take the artichoke and cut it in half, the long way. Put the 2 halves into a ziploc bag. Add all other ingredients (olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder and rosemary).

Seal the ziploc bag. Put in microwave for 5 minutes on medium-high (depending on your microwave, the time might vary).

Carefully remove from microwave (it'll be hot and full of steam!). Take the two artichoke halves out of the bag. The edges of the leaves should be dried out and brittle, while the part closest to the center (the heart) should be soft.

Using a spoon, scoop out the fuzzy middle of the artichoke. You don't want to eat this!

Put the two halves on a plate, and simply peel off the leaves, eating the delicious heart that is attached to the end of each leaf!

Note: you can serve this with dip if you'd like (ranch dressing, garlic butter, etc.).

Number of Servings: 2

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user NICIV7.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Thank you thank you thank you!!! I bought artichokes not knowing how to cook them and I don't like boiled foods generally. Going to try this!
    Edit: Tried this and it was SO EASY! I used crushed garlic instead of powder and it made the recipe even better! Thanks again!
    - 6/21/10

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is going to be a go-to recipe for sure! I messed up on my first arthichoke and didn't want to waste another so looked it up here. So glad I did. Yummy! - 7/10/11

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    sounds easy and tasty! - 3/12/18

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    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    DO NOT FOLLOW THIS RECIPE EXACTLY!!!! Use a microwave dish with cover for starters - high temp plastics are not good! Remove the choke BEFORE you cook it or you will never get the choke out without a whole lot of good flesh along with it! I like the simple seasoning but SKIP THE DIPS!! Why the Dip? - 4/29/12

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    Thanks for this recipe! I just bought artichokes and wasn't sure how to do this . Thanks ...... - 3/29/12