Lemon Garlic Steamed Artichokes

Serves 2


2 organic artichokes, washed
2 cloves organic garlic, smashed
1/2 organic lemon
1 organic dried bay leaf
filtered water


  1. Fill a stock pot 1/3 full with filtered water, garlic, lemon, a pinch of salt, and bay leaf. Place a steamer basket over everything and bring to a boil.
  2. Meanwhile, chop off the stems of the artichokes and remove the small leaves around the base. Slice off the tip of the artichokes to better expose all of the leaves inside.
  3. Place the artichokes in the steamer basket and cover with lid. Cook for 45 minutes or until leaves are easily pulled off.
  4. Serve with melted butter or Cilantro Parsley Dipping Sauce.