Pressure cooking artichokes has never been easier! Using a Ninja Foodi or pressure cooker equivalent, this method of cooking artichokes will leave you with tender soft artichoke leaves perfect to dip into garlic butter or mayo curry. Enjoy this low carb, keto friendly and deliciously vegetable any time. A perfect vegetable side dish, to serve with steak, or simply eat alone. Once you understand the ease of making foolproof artichokes, never buy a canned artichoke again! Serve pressure cooked artichoke leaves with garlic butter or an aioli for a seriously surprisingly amazing dish.
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) on 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!
Which pressure cooker to use?
Any pressure cooker will be fine and the two most popular cookers are the Instant Pot and the Ninja Foodi. Both are user friendly.
Where is the artichoke heart?
The artichoke heart is in the center of the leaves. You will find a fuzzy part, this is known as the choke, and that is not edible. Once that is removed and all leaves are gone, you are left with the "heart".
How to eat an artichoke?
Peel each leaf and use your top teeth to gently pull off the artichoke flesh from the stem. The artichoke heart can be cut and eat directly.
When are fresh artichokes in season?
You can typically find artichokes in season from late March to May and its a great time to try artichoke recipes as they are plentiful and easy to find. Choose a tightly packed artichoke and trim any excess stems prior to adding to pressure cooker.
What to dip artichoke leaves in?
I like garlic butter (or regular melted butter), aioli, cucumber dip and ranch dip.