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Pressure Steamed Artichokes on a rack in a pressure cooker.
Steamed Artichokes with Lemon Aïoli
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
32 mins
Artichokes may seem like mysterious vegetables, but once you've prepared one you'll be ready to do it again... and again. Pressure steaming them makes the task very quick indeed.
Course: Side Dishes
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Vegetarian, Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free, Vegan, Great Snacks
Servings: 6
Calories: 297 kcal
Author: The Blue Jean Chef, Meredith Laurence
  • 4 medium artichokes
  • 1 lemon cut in half
  • 4 sprigs of fresh thyme
Lemon Aioli
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 clove garlic minced and mashed into a paste
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chives chopped
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  1. Prepare the artichokes by cutting off the top inch of the prickly leaves. Cut off the stem to create a flat base.
  2. Place a rack in the pressure cooker and rest the artichokes on top of the rack. Squeeze the lemon juice all over the artichokes and drop the squeezed halves into the cooker around the artichokes along with the fresh thyme sprigs. Add 2 cups of water to the cooker and lock the lid in place.
  3. Pressure cook on HIGH for 12 minutes.
  4. While the artichokes are steaming, make the aioli by mixing together the mayonnaise, mashed garlic, lemon zest and juice, chives, salt and pepper in a bowl.
  5. Reduce the pressure using the QUICK-RELEASE method and carefully remove the lid.
  6. Before you transfer the artichokes to a serving dish, invert them over the pressure cooker to allow any hot water to escape from between the leaves. Serve with the aioli.
Nutrition Facts
Steamed Artichokes with Lemon Aïoli
Amount Per Serving
Calories 297 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 317mg13%
Potassium 323mg9%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 90IU2%
Vitamin C 14.7mg18%
Calcium 43mg4%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.