Grilled Artichokes

Grilled Artichokes

The slightly smoky taste compliments the nuttiness of the artichoke, and no butter dip is necessary in this lighter Recipe Makeover!

Per serving: 126 calories and 7g fat.

Saves: 153 calories and 16g fat.


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Serves: 8 person(s) Change

Preparation Time: 30 mins
Cooking Time: 25 mins
Extra Time: 1 hr
(or overnight, for marinating)

Yield: 8 x ½ artichokes

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About this Recipe Makeover

Artichokes are traditionally served with melted butter, making it all too easy to lap up oodles of extra calories and fat. This recipe lowers the calories by decreasing the serving size and replacing the butter with a light marinating sauce.

Ingredients Show Makeover Show Traditional

  • 4 large artichokes
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce, low-sodium
  • 1 Tbsp minced ginger
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 8 large artichokes
  • 1 cup butter, melted


Slice artichoke tops off, crosswise. Trim stems.

Boil or steam artichokes until bottoms pierce easily, or a petal pulls off easily.

Drain artichokes. Cool. Cut each artichoke in half lengthwise and scrape out fuzzy center and any purple tipped petals.

Mix remaining ingredients in a large plastic bag. Place artichokes in the bag and coat all sides of the artichokes. For best flavor marinate in the mixture overnight in the refrigerator, but should marinate at least one hour.

Drain artichokes. Place cut side down on a grill over a solid bed of medium coals or gas grill on medium. Grill until lightly browned on the cut side, 5 to 7 minutes. Turn artichokes over and drizzle some of the remaining marinade over the artichokes. Grill until petal tips are lightly charred, 3 to 4 minutes more.

Serve hot or room temperature.


This recipe is perfect for the 'lazy' cook, since all preparation can be done the previous day.

Thanks to Grilled Artichokes courtesy of California Artichoke Advisory Board

Nutritional Info (per serving)

CALORIES 126 cals
Kilojoules 527 kJ
Fat 7.0 g
Saturated Fat 1.0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 362 mg
Carbohydrates 12.0 g
Fiber 5.5 g
Total Sugars 1.8 g
Protein 4.0 g
Calcium 47.0 mg
CALORIES 279 cals
Kilojoules 2,232 kJ
Fat 23.0 g
Saturated Fat 14.0 g
Cholesterol 62 mg
Sodium 384 mg
Carbohydrates 16.0 g
Fiber 8.0 g
Total Sugars 0.8 g
Protein 5.0 g
Calcium 77.0 mg
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