Fresh artichokes are steamed until tender then served with a creamy tahini garlic dipping sauce.
Recently I showed you just how easy it is to cook artichokes at home so now that we have the basics covered, I thought I’d share one of my favorite ways to eat artichokes: steamed with a creamy tahini garlic dipping sauce.
Artichokes are delicious on their own, especially these beauties from Ocean Mist Farms, but creating a simple dipping sauce is the ultimate way to take them to the next level.
As I mentioned in my How to Cook Artichokes tutorial, you’ll want to start by trimming and steaming the artichokes until tender. This process takes about 30-35 minutes. You’ll know the artichokes are ready to eat when the inner leaves pull apart easily and the heart is fork-tender.
While the artichokes steam, that’s when I like to whip up my creamy tahini garlic sauce. Made with just a few simple pantry ingredients like tahini (sesame seed paste), garlic, lemon juice and salt, you will be drizzling this addictive sauce over anything and everything.
For a little kick of heat at the end, I like to sprinkle the sauce with cayenne before serving. If you want to keep it mild, smoked paprika works well too.
What are your favorite ways to eat artichokes? I’d love to hear your ideas.
No forks required.
Steamed Artichokes with Tahini Dipping Sauce
- 4 whole artichokes
- 1/2 cup tahini
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons warm water
- 1 clove garlic grated
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- cayenne optional garnish
- Prepare and steam artichokes by following my step-by-step photo tutorial.
- While artichokes are steaming, whisk together tahini, lemon juice, warm water, garlic and salt in a small bowl; set aside.
- Serve steamed artichokes with tahini garlic dipping sauce on the side. Sprinkle tahini sauce with cayenne if you wish.
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