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Artichoke Hearts With Garlic & Lemon

Grilled Artichoke Hearts with Lemon & Garlic

  • Author: Irena Macri
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4 1x
  • Category: Side
  • Method: Grilled
  • Cuisine: Italian


Gorgeous Italian grilled artichoke hearts with lemon, garlic and anchovies. Serve it as a side dish, appetizer or add to a salad or pasta. Anchovies are optional but add a lovely, salty umami touch. Omit for a vegetarian version and replace ghee or butter with olive oil for a vegan version.


  • 4 fresh artichokes
  • 1 tbsp ghee or butter
  • 34 lemon peels
  • 45 small anchovy fillets, finely diced
  • 1 garlic clove, finely diced
  • A pinch of sea salt
  • A pinch of black pepper
  • 1/2 lemon, juice only


  1. Peel and prepare artichokes following this step-by-step process.
  2. Cut the hearts into quarters. 
  3. Preheat some ghee or butter in a large frying pan or a wok until hot. Add the artichokes and lemon peel, stir and cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Bring the heat down to medium. Add anchovies (if using), garlic, salt and pepper. Stir and cook for 2-3 minutes. Drizzle with juice from 1/2 lemon and serve with extra lemon on the side


Nutritional breakdown below is per serving (2 hearts quartered) made with anchovies. If you serve as an appetizer for 4 people, half those numbers for each serving macros.


  • Serving Size: 2 artichokes hearts (quartered)
  • Calories: 179
  • Sugar: 2.6 g
  • Sodium: 796 mg
  • Fat: 6.9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 25.2 g
  • Fiber: 12.3 g
  • Protein: 9.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 22.1 mg
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