Roasted Baby Artichokes with Lemon Mayonnaise

*These Roasted Baby Artichokes with Lemon Mayonnaise are a quick and simple spring appetizer. Delicious, savory artichokes are roasted until crispy and served with a creamy, tart lemon mayonnaise.*

These Roasted Baby Artichokes with Lemon Mayonnaise are a delicious savory, tart, and creamy appetizer that’s perfect for spring! | The Millennial Cook #springrecipe #appetizer #artichoke

I spent most of this last weekend outside because I swear, I can feel spring in the air! It was sunny, with clear skies and that crisp breeze that somehow has a warm, sweet quality to it – do you know what I mean? I enjoyed a delicious iced latte outside in one of San Francisco’s cutest little commercial districts, hung out on the grass in the park for pretty much all of Saturday afternoon, and took a quick jog down to the waterfront to admire the crystal clear view of the Golden Gate bridge.

These Roasted Baby Artichokes with Lemon Mayonnaise are a delicious savory, tart, and creamy appetizer that’s perfect for spring! | The Millennial Cook #springrecipe #appetizer #artichoke

We also hit up the farmer’s market on Sunday morning, where I treated myself to a delicious chocolate croissant. It was so fun to see lots and lots of asparagus! I’ve actually been trying to get my hands on some rhubarb for a certain recipe I’d like to make, but no luck yet. There just isn’t any to be found, anywhere in the city! I guess I’ll have to wait a couple more weeks. But until then, I’m excited to see the first signs of spring here in the city!

These Roasted Baby Artichokes with Lemon Mayonnaise are a delicious savory, tart, and creamy appetizer that’s perfect for spring! | The Millennial Cook #springrecipe #appetizer #artichoke

This roasted artichoke dish is a super quick vegetable side that’s perfect for spring. I simply toss baby artichokes in olive oil, salt, pepper, and a bit of hot red pepper flakes, then throw them in the oven until crisp. And easy dipping sauce – simply mayonnaise and lemon juice – is the perfect creamy, tart accompaniment. Here’s to many more spring recipes to come!

These Roasted Baby Artichokes with Lemon Mayonnaise are a delicious savory, tart, and creamy appetizer that’s perfect for spring! | The Millennial Cook #springrecipe #appetizer #artichoke

Roasted Baby Artichokes with Lemon Mayonnaise

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: Easy
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These Roasted Baby Artichokes with Lemon Mayonnaise are a quick and simple spring appetizer. Delicious, savory artichokes are roasted until crispy and served with a creamy, tart lemon mayonnaise.

  • You may replace half of the mayonnaise with plain greek yogurt for a lighter, and still delicious, dip.

Ingredients

  • 12 baby artichokes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • zest and juice of one lemon

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. Wash artichokes, then thoroughly dry.
  3. Peel off the rough outer leaves of the artichokes, and trim the stems. Trim off a quarter inch from the tips.
  4. Cut artichokes in half, then transfer to a baking sheet.
  5. Drizzle with olive oil, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes, then toss to coat.
  6. Roast, stirring halfway through, until golden brown and crispy around the edges, about twenty five minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, lemon zest, and lemon juice.
  8. Serve artichokes with mayonnaise for dipping.

These Roasted Baby Artichokes with Lemon Mayonnaise are a delicious savory, tart, and creamy appetizer that’s perfect for spring! | The Millennial Cook #springrecipe #appetizer #artichoke

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2 thoughts on “Roasted Baby Artichokes with Lemon Mayonnaise

  1. Perfect. So delicious, spectacular-looking, quick, and easy. This is a keeper! I used the juice of a whole Meyer lemon and substituted plain Greek yogurt for 2/3rds of the mayonnaise.

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