Artichokes are one of those vegetables that I love but we don’t eat that often. One, they are usually pretty expensive and two they are quite a bit of work to prepare and I don’t always have time for it. But a couple of weeks ago they were on sale and I was just craving a really good artichoke so I thought what the heck and bought them. Then I brought them home and made these Parmesan Herb Grilled Artichokes.
If you have never cut an artichoke before they can seem a bit daunting. After all, if you handle them wrong they will prick you. But once you get the hang of it, it is pretty easy to do. I found an awesome tutorial with step-by-step photos here that really makes the whole process seem a lot easier. She steams her artichokes, I boil mine but the method for prepping them for cooking is the same.
After you get them all prepped and boiled, then comes the fun part:
I’ve become a bit of a griller as of late. In the last year or so it has become one of my favorite ways to cook. I love getting that perfect char and the grill lines. With these artichokes I decided to brush them with a little oil (canola since it has a higher smoke point than olive oil) sprinkle them with my favorite herb ever, summer savory, and salt. Then I placed them on the grill to get those perfect char lines.
Finally, just to make things even more scrumptious, the moment I took these babies off the grill I sprinkled them with some freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
4 words: Out. Of. This. World.
Such a simple, rustic dish. I cannot wait to make it again and again this summer.
And while I love dipping artichokes in mayo, for these I had some leftover harissa aioli and OHMYGA it was a match made in heaven. You should totally try it. Like really. Tonight.
SamJuly 23, 2018 at 11:56 am
I threw in some garlic cloves with it too (can’t help it, I love garlic with pretty much everything). It was very tasty, easy to make! Thanks for sharing!
kalynskitchenJune 3, 2015 at 4:52 am
Good morning! Just letting you know that I featured this salad in my May round-up of Deliciously Healthy Low-Carb Recipes, which was posted this morning. Love this recipe; I hope a lot of my readers will click over here and try it!
Sue LauMay 6, 2015 at 1:32 pm
I love artichokes. We like grilled artichokes on pizza. The smoke gives it that extra flavor—can’t put fresh ones on a pizza without too much work but they are good with mayo and your harissa idea sounds great. I enjoyed your post!
Shannon@Dinner from the HeartMay 6, 2015 at 11:01 am
I love, love, love artichokes. We used to grow them in our yard when I was growing up! I usually just boil or steam mine, but the extra step with the char and the grill marks could make me swoon! :)
Lisa MarcAureleMay 6, 2015 at 6:09 am
I am always looking for ways to make artichokes. I’ve never tried them grilled so I’m going to try this delicious recipe. Thanks!
Judy @ I'm Bored, Let's GoMay 6, 2015 at 4:30 am
This is my favorite way to make artichokes! Can’t get enough of them.
CyrusMay 6, 2015 at 4:17 am
Desiree this looks so amazing! Would never have thought to add Parmesan on top once the artichokes come off the grill, but that sounds like such a smart addition!
Elizabeth M.May 6, 2015 at 2:20 am
Your photograph is so lovely that I’m inspired to try these this weekend. I never really stopped grilling this winter, but now it’s warm enough that grilling is the only way I want to cook anything. Thanks for the recipe. Pinned!