How to steam artichokes in the Instant Pot. Includes directions on how to trim, cook, and eat an artichoke as well as the best artichoke dipping sauce.
Keyword artichokes, instant pot
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 6minutes
Time to come to pressure 5minutes
Total Time 16minutes
1 tablespoonlemon juice
1teaspoonfresh thymewoody stems removed
Trim artichokes: Cut off most of stem. Cut artichoke in half lengthwise. Use a sharp knife to cut under choke and scoop out. Rinse off artichoke halves.
Steam: Place artichoke halves on trivet in Instant Pot with their cut halves facing down. Add water. Close and lock lid. Cook on high pressure for 6 minutes. When done, allow artichokes to sit in pot for 1 minute, then quick release pressure and transfer cooked artichokes to a plate.
Make dipping sauce: Combine all ingredients in bowl and mix to combine. Taste, and adjust according to preference.
Eat: To eat artichoke, dip ends of leaves into dipping sauce and scrape off soft white section using bottom teeth. When done, scrape away any remaining stem, leaves, or choke and eat the heart of the artichoke.
Nutritional information based on a half of an artichoke with ¼ of the dipping sauce as a serving.Optional: Thorns can be trimmed off of leaves with kitchen shears. Also, aromatics like garlic cloves and lemon can be added to the Instant Pot prior to steaming.