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Roasted Artichokes with Lemon Garlic Aioli

Roasted Artichokes with Lemon Garlic Aioli
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The following recipe and photography is courtesy of Graham R. and his dog, Carl. For more of their delicious food ventures, visit them on Instagram @cookingwithcarrrl.

Okie dokie “artichokie”, buckle up and get ready for a crash course in roasted artichokes!

You’re probably used to canned and jarred artichokes hearts, which are cool if you’re into those sort of things. Honestly, many people are forced to resort to the jarred variety because these green gems are a rarity in most grocery stores. Luckily, we have Heinen’s in our life and their Produce Department is always stocked with fresh artichokes. I regularly thank my lucky stars for Heinen’s – their unique and diverse produce section is a dream come true.

Roasted Artichokes with Lemon Garlic Aioli

If you’ve never experienced freshly roasted artichokes, you are in for a real treat. I’m going to rock your taste bud’s world today!

These are very simple to make, easily customizable and bring so much flavor to the table, making them the perfect partner for any dinner. I topped mine with freshly grated parmesan cheese and served them with a tangy Lemon Garlic Aioli, which took the flavor to a whole new level, but they truly don’t need a dipping sauce.

Roasted Artichokes with Lemon Garlic Aioli

My favorite part of all is eating these artichokes! Plucking off each petal and dunking them in the creamy aioli makes me feel like I’m working hard for my food, thus allowing me to eat more. That’s my logic and I am sticking to it.

Let’s get to the heart of this recipe!

Roasted Artichokes with Lemon Garlic Aioli

Roasted Artichokes with Lemon Garlic Aioli


For the Roasted Artichokes

  • 4 large artichokes
  • 3 Tbsp. Heinen's extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp. Heinen's crushed red chili flakes
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • 4 sprigs rosemary or thyme, optional

For the Lemon Garlic Aioli

  • 3 Tbsp. mayo
  • 3 Tbsp. sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tsp. sriracha
  • 1/4 tsp. fresh ground pepper


  1. In a bowl, combine all of the sauce ingredients and whisk together. If you like it a little spicy, add more sriracha to taste. Cover and place in the refrigerator.
  2. Preheat the oven to 425˚F.
  3. Prepare the artichokes. Cut an inch off of the stem and about a half-inch off the top of the artichoke. The top can be hard to cut with a regular knife, so I recommend kitchen shears or a serrated knife.
  4. Pick off the outer leaves that are still “pokey”. Placing the artichoke upside down, carefully cut the it in half.
  5. Using a spoon, scoop out the furry bits near the heart of the artichoke. After slicing in half, immediately rub the inside with lemon juice.
  6. In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, chili flakes and pepper. Spread all over the artichokes and season with salt. If using fresh herbs, place a sprig directly on top of the artichoke.
  7. Wrap each artichoke in foil and place on a baking sheet, cut-side-up. Place the baking sheet in the oven for 1 hour and 20 minutes.
  8. Once done, carefully remove the artichokes from the oven. Squeeze with fresh lemon juice and serve with the Lemon Garlic Aioli.
  9. To eat the artichoke,  pluck off a petal, dip it in the aioli and pull the artichoke “meat” off the petal with your teeth. When you make it to the stem, you can eat that, too. Enjoy!

Roasted Artichokes with Lemon Garlic Aioli

Graham Russell

By Graham Russell

Graham Russell is half of the outdoor cooking duo behind CookingWithCarrrl. A true pairing of Beauty (Carl) & the Beast (Graham) – CookingWithCarrrl combines humor with easy-to-follow charcoal grilled/smoked recipes that the family will be sure to devour. Cooking with charcoal can be intimidating, but we are here to show you any dog can learn a new trick. Graham currently resides in Northeast, Ohio with his wife, two daughters, and dog, Carl.

Recent Reviews

  1. This meal was absolutely phenomenal. I am now printing the recipe again and MAKING IT AGAIN. This will be my go to. It’s a hit for my husband too. I love food that has to do with using your hands so artichokes are a #1 fave! I wish I could add a photo!!!

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