Marinated Baby Artichokes: easy recipe for homemade baby artichokes with your choice of herbs and spices.
Appetizers, Relishes, Jams and Jellies, Vegetables and Salads

Marinated Baby Artichokes plus $250 Mother’s Day Giveaway

I have an amazingly easy recipe for those of you that have access to baby artichokes: Marinated Baby Artichokes. Oh, and there is a $250 Pick Your Own Prize Giveaway in honor of Mother’s Day, so be sure to scroll to the bottom of the post and enter.

Marinated Baby Artichokes: easy recipe for homemade baby artichokes with your choice of herbs and spices.

If you grow your own artichokes like I do, you know there are some that are lower on the stems that are always tiny. You can leave them and hope they grow, but they don’t. Eventually they will just open into pretty purple flowers. Well, this year I cut them off and marinated them. My salads have been amazing this week. And it is really easy to do.

Marinated Baby Artichokes

Prep time15 minutes
Cook time5 minutes
Total time20 minutes
Meal type Appetizer, Condiment, Salad and Vegetables
Occasion Spring Recipes
Marinated Baby Artichokes: easy recipe for homemade baby artichokes with your choice of herbs and spices.


  • 16-20 fresh baby artichokes
  • 1 1/2 lemons (if lemons are small use 2, if large use 1.)
  • clove garlic (smashed)
  • sprig rosemary
  • 1 cup olive oil (approximate)


Pour about 2 cups of water into a bowl and add about 2 cups of ice cubes Cut one lemon in half and squeeze juice into the water.
Remove the tough leaves from the artichokes. Cut about 1/4 of the way from the top to remove all sharp points. Cut artichoke in half lengthwise and rub on the second half of the lemon. Put in the lemon ice water while you trim the remaining artichokes.
Bring a quart of water to a boil in a medium pan. Add artichokes and boil until stem is tender when pierced with a knife.
While the artichokes are boiling prepare another bowl of ice water. Strain cooked artichokes and immediately put in ice water to stop the cooking process.
Put artichokes in a clean pint jar with smashed garlic clove and rosemary sprig. Squeeze in the juice from the remaining 1/2 lemon. Fill to the top with olive oil. Shake to combine and let marinate several hours or several days in the refrigerator.


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