Grilled Artichokes with Soy Garlic Mayo

This soy garlic mayo goes really well with grilled artichokes but honestly it's tasty on any vegetable: green beans, asparagus, carrots, celery, etc! #soysauce #garlic #mayo #mayonnaise #sauce #condiment #dip

grilled artichokes are so tasty that they barely need a squeeze of lemon on top, but this soy garlic mayo doesn’t hurt!

this not being in school thing is more strange than i thought it would be. for the first time in forever (or 17 years), there’s no autopilot of mandatory classes and homework and grades. i’m not hurtling towards a huge goal of getting into college and landing a job. sure, there’s guidelines and best practices and career paths at work, but this environment and these goals are so much more fluid. i’ve never have to rely on myself so much to reach for variety and challenge, since these were served up on a platter so tidily before.

even in my free time, i’m craving new experiences. i ended up grilling for the first time a few weeks ago, yielding some smoky artichokes with plenty of creamy soy garlic mayo. i was cocky and naive, thinking they’d be equally as glorious as (yet much cheaper than) the grilled artichokes i had at the dorian. did you know, however, that unless you’re trying to make crispy artichoke leather, you have to boil them before you grill them? 🤦 the second time was a lot smoother, though the soy garlic mayo was great both times. i’m sure no one’s surprised that mayo is made even tastier with a dash of soy sauce, and a little chopped garlic.

Artichokes are a little finnicky (the prep, and did you know that you have to boil them before you grill them?), but luckily this soy garlic mayo is only 3 ingredients and super easy. #soysauce #garlic #mayo #mayonnaise #sauce #condiment #dip

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Artichokes are a little finnicky (the prep, and did you know that you have to boil them before you grill them?), but luckily this soy garlic mayo is only 3 ingredients and super easy. #soysauce #garlic #mayo #mayonnaise #sauce #condiment #dip
Grilled Artichokes with Soy Garlic Mayo
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 
The sweetness of grilled artichokes goes so well with savory soy garlic mayo.
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizer, artichokes, garlic, gluten-free, grain-free, lemon, mayo, mayonnaise, nut-free, side dish, snack, soy sauce, vegetable, vegetarian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 169 kcal
Ingredients
  • 4 artichokes
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 1 T soy sauce
  • 1 garlic clove chopped
  • lemon wedges for serving
Instructions
  1. Peel away the outer layer from the artichoke stem. Cut the top quarter off of the artichokes, then halve lengthwise.
  2. In a medium pot, add the artichokes and cover with water. Bring to a boil and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until you can easily peel a leaf off of an artichoke. Cool until you can easily handle them, then use a small paring knife to remove (and discard) any prickly bits and the inner purple leaves.
  3. Preheat your grill to 350F-400F. Over direct heat, place the artichokes cut side down and grill for 10-15 minutes, or until the artichokes are crispy around the edges and you see grill marks. Remove the artichokes from heat and cool slightly.
  4. In a small bowl, mix the mayo, soy sauce and garlic. Serve alongside the artichokes and lemon wedges.

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This soy garlic mayo is the kind of salty, addictive, decadent dip that could help you eat so many vegetables before dinner that you'd spoil your appetite. #soysauce #garlic #mayo #mayonnaise #sauce #condiment #dip

21 Replies to “Grilled Artichokes with Soy Garlic Mayo”

  1. I love artichokes! We just bought a new pellet grill so I am pinning and need to try this! So I am the opposite from you….I haven’t been in school for 16 years but am heading back now to get my degree. Better late than never right?! Hahaha

    1. ahh so excited for you to get to be a sponge and learn! there’s a lot to appreciate about working, but there’s also something to be said about being able to immerse yourself in something just to learn.

  2. Lovely, Heather! My son has just discovered how much he loves artichokes and I imagine this garlic-soy-mayo will be right up his alley as well! Thanks for the recipe!

    1. oh perfect! then you can give him alllll the artichokes (:

  3. Wonderful. I’ve never added soy sauce, but I love the idea. I usually do butter, mayonnaise and a little Dijon. Congratulations on being done with school!!!

    1. ooh, butter + mayo + dijon sounds delicious too! i’ll have to try that next time.

  4. I’m trying this recipe this weekend!!! My fridge is stocked with artichokes from Costco and this is such a delicious way to use them.5 stars

    1. perfect! nothing like a big costco run to inspire some kitchen adventures (;

  5. I haven’t eaten artichoke for ages! Anyway i’d be very curiousto try this soy sauce mayo, it sounds very intriguing to me 🙂

    1. it’s artichoke season!! perfect time to devour some (:

  6. I do love artichokes and I’ve done the leather thing too because it seems so many recipes say low and slow and they are WRONG! Your method is RIGHT! And very tasty I bet!5 stars

    1. lol i was too confident and didn’t even consult any recipes, just threw them on the grill 🤦

  7. Oh yum! These look delicious! I’ve been eating a lot more artichokes lately and I can’t wait to try these. Thanks for the tip on avoiding artichoke leather 🙂 and the soy garlic mayo sounds perfect!5 stars

    1. honestly this soy garlic mayo is so good, on other veggies beyond artichoke leather! my mom used to get me to eat steamed veggies with this dip (;

  8. I felt the same my first year after graduating from college. DOESN’T IT FEEL GREAT NOT TO HAVE TO GO THROUGH THOSE SCHOOL VIBES? Oooh, I LOVE grilled artichokes. Oh man, the soy garlic mayo sounds like a big hit. I like the combination, with a hint of asian while eating your veggies, hehe. (Mostly said this because I had soy garlic korean fried chicken earlier).

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me5 stars

    1. oh yeah, work feels so chill after all that school (esp bc i have 0 obligation to code anymore lol). SOY GARLIC KOREAN FRIED CHICKEN? dang that sounds good. i’d be surprised if i haven’t mentioned this, but next time you’re in sf, 10/10 recommend san tung’s chinese/korean style wings.

  9. There is a restaurant in south Florida that makes grilled artichokes which I love. Now I have to try your easy recipe…especially with the soy mayo.

    1. i have to admit that i’ve only done touristy things in florida and haven’t ventured that far out beyond orlando/kissimmiee, but all the food i see outside of that makes me want to go back just to eat and forget about disney! (;

  10. I absolutely, positively ADORE artichokes!!!!!! I haven’t had any is so so so so so long though !!5 stars

    1. trader joe’s (at least in the bay area) has them for pretty cheap!! time to treat yourself (;

  11. YUM!! If only my husband could enjoy artichoke just as much as I do!5 stars

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