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Artichokes with Tarragon Butter

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


2 servings

Artichokes are fun to prepare and eat as an appetizer or side dish. Serve each person a small bowl of herby butter to dip the leaves in. —Marie Hattrup, Sonoma, California


  • 2 medium artichokes
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice, divided
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon


  1. Using a sharp knife, level the bottom of each artichoke and cut 1 in. from the top. Using kitchen scissors, snip off tips of outer leaves. Brush cut edges with 1 teaspoon lemon juice.
  2. Place artichokes in a deep 8-in. microwave-safe dish; add 1 in. of water. Cover and microwave on high for 10-12 minutes or until leaves near the center pull out easily. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the butter, dill, oregano, tarragon and remaining lemon juice. Serve with artichokes.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 265 calories, 23g fat (14g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 276mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 7g fiber), 5g protein.

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