Instant Pot Artichokes With Lemon-Garlic Aioli

Instant Pot Artichokes With Lemon-Garlic Aioli

Perfectly steamed artichokes are just minutes away with an Instant Pot. The recipe includes lemon-garlic aioli, the perfect dip for the delicious vegetable.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients for the artichokes.
  2. Step 2

    Remove the tougher outer leaves from the artichokes; rinse them and cut about 1 inch from the tops. Immediately rub a slice of lemon over the top to prevent discoloration. Cut off the stems so the artichokes are flat on the bottoms. Peel the stems and set them aside if you like to eat them; otherwise, discard them. With kitchen shears, cut off the thorny tips of the remaining leaves. Rinse the artichokes thoroughly.
  3. Step 3

    Pour 1 1/2 cups of water into the Instant Pot inner pot and add 2 slices of lemon, the sliced garlic, a bay leaf, and 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt.
  4. Step 4

    Place the trivet in the Instant Pot and place the artichokes on the trivet, cut-side up. Place the peeled stems on the trivet, if using.
  5. Step 5

    Secure the lid and make sure the vent is in the sealing position. Choose pressure cook or manual, high pressure, and set the timer for 12 minutes. When the time is up, follow the manufacturer's instructions for a quick release.
  6. Step 6

    Meanwhile, gather the ingredients for the lemon-garlic aioli.
  7. Step 7

    In a small blender or immersion blender container, combine the mayonnaise, 2 cloves of minced garlic, lemon juice, lemon zest, mustard, cracked black pepper, a dash of kosher salt, and red pepper flakes, if using. Taste and adjust the seasonings. Transfer the dip to a small serving bowl.
  8. Step 8

    The edible part of the leaf is the light-green/white fleshy part at the base. To enjoy the artichokes, remove a leaf, dip the bottom into the aioli, put it in your mouth (inside of the leaf down), and scrape off the soft, fleshy part with your bottom teeth. Discard the rest of the leaf and repeat until all the leaves are removed.
  9. Step 9

    Once you remove the leaves, you will see the fuzzy, hairy looking "choke." Scrape it out with a small spoon and then trim and enjoy the artichoke heart .
  10. Step 10

    If desired, serve with more lemon wedges. Enjoy!