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Steamed Artichokes

Steamed Artichokes
These are childhood favorites! It was a very special treat growing up when my Mom would bring these home. We used to boil them & eat them with mayonnaise (which is still delicious to me)! I have changed my cooking method and have added a few more seasonings to the mayonnaise… my children LOVE them and think of them as a special treat too.

  • One artichoke per person
  • Bay leaf
  • 6 cloves of whole garlic

In a large pot add water, bay leaf & garlic. Trim artichokes of their sharp end leaves with scissors. Cut the top and stem off and clean well. Add to steamer pan, place on pot covered and steam for 30-35 minutes. I really love to steam them because they don’t get water logged and stay a beautiful green.


  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise (I use light but real is much tastier)
  • 1 clove of garlic minced (optional)
  • 1-2 tbsp soy sauce (more if you like)

Mix the above ingredients together. If you are feeling extra decadent… try dipping it in:

  • Melted butter
  • 1 clove of garlic minced (optional)

Dip the end of your leaves in the sauces & enjoy!

Click here for printable recipe – For the Love of Cooking.net

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  1. Hi, Pam,
    I would have never thought to mix mayonnaise and soy sauce… and with the touch of garlic this sauce is delicious to go with the artichokes.
    Since I haven’t got a steam cooker I had to improvise one. And it’s very easy to do using a cooking pot, a strainer and a cover.
    P.S. I’ve published the recipe in my blog 😉