Sometimes when Yummy falls for a delicious dish at a restaurant, we learn to create it at home. Don’t fear the artichoke. Eat it.


  • 2 large artichokes
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  • olive oil for sprinkling on artichoke
  • 1 tsp salt
  • mustard mayo dipping sauce (mayo or nayo, whole grain dijon mustard)


  1. Prepare artichokes by removing bottom leaves (maybe about 10 and trimming very bottom end of stalk (where it’s dried up).
  2. Steam artichokes for 30-40 minutes in large steamer with 1 tsp vinegar and salt add to the water.
  3. Removed from steamer and let cool about 10 minutes. Be patient, don’t burn yourself.
  4. Cut artichoke right down the middle lengthwise with serrated knife.
  5. Remove innermost leaves that are too small to really eat. Also remove the "hairy" part just above the artichoke heart with a small spoon.
  6. Sprinke olive oil on cut side and place cut side down on the heated grill for 5 minutes, until a little bit of charring occurs.
  7. Serve with dipping sauce made from mayonnaise (or nayonnaise) and mustard.


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