Chargrilled Marinated Artichokes

Make your own chargrilled marinated artichokes at home in this easy to follow recipe - perfect for salads, pasta, sandwiches and so much more!
Chargrilled Marinated Artichoke

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Marinated Artichokes are an absolute delight, but Marinated Chargrilled Artichokes are something else altogether! Soft and creamy, sharp and piquant, they are perfect with just about anything you add them to: pasta, salad, stews, the list in endless!

We had some visitors from Italy this past week and, knowing how much I love artichokes, they brought along a box of fresh organic, purple artichokes! A big box of fresh organic, purple artichokes. A very big box of … you get the idea!

So we had artichokes every which way for a couple of days: seamed, grilled and some of them even raw, with a little aioli to dip the layers in. Then I fancied a change. So here’s a recipe I always make in the summer, when artichokes are in season here in the UK. Marinating/pickling vegetables is something I just love to do, nothing to do with preservation in mind, but everything to do with the fact that I just love the flavour of pickled vegetables!

Globe Artichoke

I’m sure you’ve seen, if not had, these deli type marinated artichokes, whether from an actual deli, or in jars and tubs from supermarkets. I simply adore them and can easily pick through a whole jar without realising it. And I know I sound like a broken record, but when you make them at home, you decide the flavouring and inevitable, they are so much better than anything you can buy.

Artichokes, or globe artichokes, are true artichokes, as opposed to the grossly misnamed, knobbly tuber jerusalem artichoke. It’s the middle “heart” of the globe artichoke that we consume, whether steamed, grilled, fried or as I mentioned above, raw. They can be cooked whole or stripped of their tough outer petals.

Chargrilled Marinated Artichoke

How to prepare artichokes?

First thing we do, is to have some lemon juice at hand to prevent the peeled parts going brown, which they do, very quickly. You could either have half a lemon at hand and rub it all over, every few peels or this is what I do: half fill a medium sized bowl with some cold water and squeeze the juice of half a lemon into it.

We start by trimming off the stem at the base.

Next, let’s get rid of the tough outer green petals, so start peeling!

Every few peels, dunk the artichoke into the lemon juice water in the bowl, to stop it browning.

Keep peeling until you get to the soft, pale cream inner petals. These are the edible part. Don’t forget to dunk!

In the middle of all this, you’ll see the choke, a mass of white, fine fuzz. Use a teaspoon to scoop this fuzz out, you don’t want to eat that!

Give it all a rinse in the lemon water.

Cut off the pointy ends, perhaps, 1 – 2 cm (about half to 1 inch) off.

Slice the artichoke as thinly or thickly as you like. If they are not too big, like the ones I have here, I just quarter them.

That’s it. They’re ready to be used for our chargrilled marinated artichokes recipe here.

Shall we get cooking?

Chargrilled Marinated Artichoke

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Chargrilled Marinated Artichokes

Make your own chargrilled marinated artichokes at home in this easy to follow recipe – perfect for salads, pasta, sandwiches and so much more!
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: International
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Calories: 2598kcal
Author: Azlin Bloor


  • 6 artichoke prepared as described above
  • 125 ml white wine vinegar
  • about 250 ml EV olive oil
  • tsp salt
  • ½ tsp red chilli flakes
  • ¼ tsp dried rosemary


  • Fill a saucepan with water and 1 tsp of salt and bring to boil.
  • Drop in the artichokes, bring back to boil, then lower the heat right down and simmer for 15 minutes, until the artichokes are just cooked. Drain and set aside.
  • Heat a large frying pan on high heat with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil.
  • When the oil is very hot and almost smoking, drop the artichokes in and sauté them for about 2 – 3 minutes on high heat, tossing frequently, until they are lightly charred at the edges.
  • Take off the heat but leave the artichokes in the pan.
  • In the meantime, heat the olive oil and vinegar separately in 2 saucepans until just simmering, and turn the heat off.
  • Get your sterilised jar and place the remaining salt, chilli flakes and rosemary in it.
  • Follow this with the artichokes, packing them in.
  • Top with the hot vinegar.
  • Finally, pour the hot olive oil in, making sure that the artichokes are fully covered.
  • Cover, give it a shake to mix it all up, then leave to cool to room temperature.
  • Store in the fridge for at least 24 hours to allow the artichokes to absorb the flavours.

Will keep in the fridge for 7 – 10 days.


    Total time doesn’t include the minimum recommended marinating time of 24 hours.


    Serving: 1pint jar | Calories: 2598kcal | Carbohydrates: 82g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 251g | Saturated Fat: 35g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 27g | Monounsaturated Fat: 182g | Sodium: 4242mg | Potassium: 2913mg | Fiber: 42g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 397IU | Vitamin C: 91mg | Calcium: 354mg | Iron: 12mg

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    25 thoughts on “Chargrilled Marinated Artichokes”

    1. I’ve never had grilled marinated artichokes. I’ve never even thought of grilling them but it makes perfect sense. I appreciate your tutorial on how to prepare fresh artichokes.

    2. I’m not a huge fan of artichokes, but I would eat them like this. I am going to have to try them out.

    3. Elizabeth O.

      Wow! You can just imagine the flavor that this dish has. The artichokes look so good. It’s nice that they’re grilled as well, that smokey flavor will add depth to the dish!

    4. Wendy Polisi

      Oh my goodness! This is really good and fantastic! I’m going to try this one day. Saved.

    5. Oh, my! That looks really good. I’ve never had a marinated artichokes before. I would love to try it! Thanks for sharing!

    6. Karlyn Cruz

      I can’t remember when was the last time I’ve eaten an artichoke dish. This looks so good I want to try it soon.

    7. Azlin,
      This is a fantastic post! I have never grilled or marinated my own artichokes. I will definitely give this a try. I just ate an artichoke for dinner tonight! Yummy, they are one of my favorite vegetables!

    8. Saw this on your Facebook and had to come check it out! My husband LOVES artichokes so this is a must try for me! Thanks so much for the great idea.

    9. I would never think to buy artichokes but I have to say this looks delicious! I’m going to try it

    10. robin masshole mommy

      My son loves artichokes. I am sure he will absolutely love these when I make them for him.

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