Artichokes cooked in the Instant Pot are quick and easy to prepare. Dip them in garlic browned butter or a garlic vegan butter dip.
Course: Side Dish, Vegetable
Keyword: artichoke, easy, healthy, instant pot
1lemoncut in half
4tbspbutterIf vegan use a non-dairy spread
Wash the artichoke and cut about an inch off the top. Cut the stem off so it is flush with the bottom of the artichoke. Rub 1/2 of the lemon on the cut ends and outside of the artichoke. This keeps it from turning brown during cooking.
Put the rack in the instant pot. Add 1 cup of water to the bottom of the instant pot.
Place the artichokes on the rack, cut side up. Cut the other half of the lemon into 2 pieces and add to the Instant pot. Add the whole cloves of garlic to the Instant Pot.
Lock the lid of the Instant pot and cook on high pressure for 20 minutes. If the artichokes are small cook for 10 minutes. If they are large cook for 30 minutes.
Quick-release the pressure at the end of the cooking cycle to make sure the artichokes don’t get soggy. Serve with the garlic browned butter or garlic non-dairy spread if you are vegan. Peel off the outer layers, dip the tender base of the outer leaves in the garlic browned butter sauce. Pull the leaf through your teeth to remove the soft pulpy base. Discard the leaf. When you get down to the choke, (the furry part in the center), scoop out the choke and discard. Cut the heart into bite-size pieces. Dip the pieces in the sauce and enjoy it.
Garlic Browned Butter or Vegan Dip
Make the garlic browned butter or non-dairy garlic dip while the artichokes are cooking. For the browned butter, add in the minced garlic during the last 20 seconds of browning. If you need a good video on how to make browned butter (click here). Just substitute the garlic for the fresh herbs.
For a vegan dip. Use a non-dairy butter spread. Saute the garlic in a small amount of the spread until lightly browned. Add the rest of the buttery spread and heat until the spread is melted. Serve with the cooked artichokes.
Other dip suggestions: chipotle mayo, lemon mayo, plain mayo, or melted butter.