Pressure Cooker Artichokes! Learn how to pressure cook artichokes quickly, easily, and no fail with this recipe! Then dip the beautiful soft leaves into melted butter and mmm, mmm, good!
It might be easy to pass by a fresh artichoke without a second thought. Artichokes are usually reserved for jars and adding to dips, am I right? But fresh artichokes are surprisingly quick work in a pressure cooker and are addictive to eat leaf by leaf. With just a bit of seasoning and some water (or flavored water like lemon), an artichoke, with its delicate and delightful flavors, is worth the time.
Spring is the perfect time to try fresh artichokes, which are in season, and are pretty low in carbs with great nutritional benefits. Steaming can take quite a bit of time (with any vegetable) so the pressure cooker takes the WORK out of the dish. Fast, easy, and a fraction of the time it takes in traditional recipes.
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Artichokes are Delicious.
The other day I was standing in Publix trying to figure out which delicious veggies I wanted to test out in my Ninja Foodi. And then my eyes settled on these artichokes.
They were on sale for an amazing price and I was like…eh, why not. Checking out, the bagger said “Don’t see many artichokes come through here.”
And the thing is – artichokes are seriously delicious. But most people tend to only enjoy them in artichoke dips or the occasional salad – no one really straight up eats them. I aim to change that because these Pressure cooked Artichokes were so good.
SO GOOD. Addicting even!
I couldn’t walk by them without eating just one more bite dipped in melted garlic butter.
No guilt – straight up Low Carb, Keto, Healthy Food and you just can’t beat that.
The best part is that with a pressure cooker it doesn’t take long at all and its pretty much no work to enjoy artichokes.
Pressuring Cooking Makes Cooking Easy!
Speaking of pressure cooking, its a technique of cooking that I have come to really love in the last few months. My husband randomly encouraged me to test out a Ninja Foodi one day when I had expressed interest in an Air Fryer.
Come to find out, the Ninja Foodi pretty much does it all – Pressure cooking, air frying, tender crisping, steaming, sauté, its replaced SO MUCH time for me in the kitchen.
So I recently started translating some of my recipes over to the pressure cooker and air fryer so those of you that are struggling with what to make can find a few more tried and true tested recipes.
This week, aside from this pressure cooker recipe, I have also learned how to make Air Fryer Salmon, Ninja Foodi Marinated Chicken Wings and of course, bacon (seriously, no other way to do this but in an air fryer!)
Pressure Cooking Artichokes
Artichokes do not need a whole lot to pressure cook, but I love adding bits of flavor like seasoning and garlic.
You can easily mix this up on your own if you have a preference, but artichokes are a really robust savory flavor on their own and really don’t need much to be perfect. Here is how I like to cook mine:
Here is what you need to gather to get started:
- whole garlic cloves
- White vinegar
- lemon pepper seasoning (optional)
- 2 whole artichokes, stems trimmed
How long to Pressure Cook Artichokes
Looking for the basics? Here are the answers:
- How long: 10 minutes
- What temperature: High
- What release: Natural release 8 minutes
- This is the 6.5 QUART Ninja Foodi in this recipe
Ninja Foodi Artichokes
Alright, lets break down exactly how you use the Ninja Foodi Pressure Cooker to make perfect tender artichoke leaves.
First add 1 cup of water and 1 tablespoon vinegar to your Ninja Foodi inner ceramic pot.
Now place your black Cook & Crisp pot inside the ceramic pot.
Place both artichokes into black Cook & Crisp basket.
Sprinkle artichokes with lemon pepper seasoning (or garlic salt) o the top of the leaves.
Place 2 whole garlic cloves next to the artichokes inside the Cook & Crisp basket.
Close lid and seal.
Set pressure cooker on PRESSURE, HIGH, 10 Minutes.
Once time is up, natural release pressure cooker for 8 minutes more before quick releasing and opening up.
Remove artichokes carefully with tongs.
Once cooled enough to eat, you can peel the artichoke leaves off, dip into garlic butter or mayo curry and enjoy!
Finding the Artichoke heart
Once the leaves are gone, you can cut out the heart, peel off the hair, and that leaves you with the center artichoke heart. Artichokes hearts are often canned for meals like Braised Artichokes or fresh Spinach Artichoke Dip.
Get a Ninja Foodi All In One!
Do not have a Ninja Foodi yet? I LOVE mine. I bought an all in one steamer, air fryer, pressure cooker and slow cooker in one – eliminating my need for multiple kitchen items. I have found that this machine products the best results in an instant and having tested the Instant Pot, Vortex, and the Ninja Foodi, I ADORE this machine.
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