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Artichokes ready for steaming with lemon, Italian herbs, kosher salt and olive oil.
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5 from 6 votes

Mediterranean Style Steamed Artichokes

These Mediterranean Style Artichokes are loaded with herbs and spices. They're flavorful enough to serve with a drizzle ofBalsamic or the more decadent Hollandaise Sauce.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Author: Cynthia


  • 4 artichokes, washed and trimmed
  • 1 Tablespoon Oregano, dried
  • 1 Tablespoon Thyme, dried
  • 2 teaspoons rosemary, dried
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper


  • Trim the bottom and very top leaves of each artichoke. With sharp shears, cut the top 1/4 of each artichoke leaf (optional). Make a cross in the bottom of each artichoke.
  • Mix herbs, salt and pepper in a small bowl. 
  • Fit a steamer basket or metal trivet in the bottom of a large pot. Fill pot with water, just until touching the bottom of the basket. 
  • Place artichokes on the trivet or steamer basket. Separate the leaves and sprinkle the herbs in between and over the artichokes. Drizzle with lemon juice and olive oil. 
  • Bring water to a boil, then reduce heat to a low simmer and cover. Steam artichokes, checking water level periodically, adding more if necessary. Steam for approximately 40-45 minutes, or until leaves are tender and pull away easily. Serve with a drizzle of Balsamic vinegar or Hollandaise sauce.