This Instant Pot Steamed Artichokes recipe is healthy and so simple to make. Let the Instant Pot do all the work to steam the artichoke hearts perfectly! Preparing the artichokes takes less than 5 minutes, and the veggie emerges from the Instant Pot fork-tender with leaves that easily peel off. Serve the steamed artichokes with a homemade lemon-butter-garlic dipping sauce, and enjoy!
Nutrition Benefits of eating artichokes
I’m back with vegetable side dish ideas and using one of my favorite appliances! Recipes cooked with the Instant Pot are some of my favorite dishes: easy, healthy, and hands off. I don’t limit myself to only main dish and dinner recipes when it comes to the Instant Pot; I love to cook side dishes in this too!
As a nutritionist, I wait for the beginning of each new season and celebrate by eating the season’s best produce. Artichokes are in season from March to May, and in most places, you can only find them in stores for 6-8 weeks. Don’t let this nutrition powerhouse veggie slip by!
Artichokes are packed with antioxidants like vitamins C and A. They are also perfect to incorporate in a recipe good for gut health as they are loaded with fiber (7 gm in one artichoke!). For a vegetable, they also contain a considerable amount of protein with 3.5 grams per artichoke. Artichokes are also known to be a top immune-boosting food!
Why Artichokes in the Instant Pot?
As mentioned above, I absolutely love hitting the easy button and using my Instant Pot for just about everything. There is nothing better than a hands off meal. It should come as no surprise that when I came across artichokes in the grocery store, I knew we had to try a steaming method using the Instant Pot.
And just as I suspected, the Instant Pot did not fail me! I have tried artichokes in the Instant Pot several times now to get the timing exactly right! The artichoke hearts are fork tender and delicious, with leaves that easily peel off. Only 12 minutes of cook time and only a few minutes of prep time required to get these on your table!
This is the Instant Pot I use and love! So many different functions such as the pressure cooker, slow cooker, yogurt maker, rice cooker, sterilizer and more!
How to make Steamed Artichokes in the Instant Pot:
We will need to gather up just a few simple ingredients, in addition to a trivet or steam basket that fits inside the Instant Pot. This recipe comes together so easily with just a few steps:
- Remove the outer leaves, and remove the stem from your artichokes.
- Brush each artichoke with lemon juice
- Pour water in the bottom of the Instant Pot and insert the steam trivet. Arrange artichokes stem side down so that they sit upright.
- Secure the lid and select manual or high pressure for 12 minutes. Use a quick release.
- Meanwhile, prepare the lemon garlic butter by stirring the dijon mustard, remaining lemon juice, garlic and salt with butter.
- Serve warm with the lemon butter garlic sauce.
Lemon Garlic Butter for dipping
These artichokes have a simple and delicious sauce that is absolutely perfect for artichokes! We combine melted better, lemon juice, dijon mustard, and crushed garlic. You can easily adapt this recipe and add in fresh herbs (like basil or rosemary), or even omit the dijon mustard.
Can I make these Paleo and Whole30?
Absolutely! Just omit the butter and use ghee in it’s place.
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Quick Fork-Tender Instant Pot Steamed Artichokes
This Instant Pot Steamed Artichokes recipe is healthy and so simple to make. Let the Instant Pot do all the work to steam the artichoke hearts perfectly! Preparing the artichokes takes less than 5 minutes, and the veggie emerges from the Instant Pot fork-tender with leaves that easily peel off. Serve the steamed artichokes with a homemade lemon-butter-garlic dipping sauce and enjoy!
- 4 medium to large globe artichokes
- 1 lemon
- 1 cup water
- 1 tsp dijon mustard
- 1 clove garlic (minced)
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 4 tbsp unsalted butter or ghee (melted)
Prep the artichokes by removing the outer leaves, and trimming about 1/2 inch off the top. Remove the stem so the artichokes can sit upright.
Juice the lemon, and brush each artichoke with a bit of lemon.
Pour the water into the bottom of the Instant Pot and insert the steam trivet. Arrange the artichokes, stem side down, on the trivet so they sit upright.
Secure the lid of the Instant Pot. Select manual and cook on high pressure for 12 minutes. Use a quick release.
While artichokes are steaming, prepare the lemon garlic butter sauce. In a small bowl, stir the dijon mustard, remaining lemon juice, and garlic, and salt into the melted butter.
Serve by peeling the warm leaves off of each artichoke, and dipping the bottom (heart) into the lemon garlic butter.