Steamed Whole Artichokes with Italian Salsa Verde

This may become your new favorite way to eat green.
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steamed whole artichokes with italian salsa verde

Recipe by Joe Piccirillo

Start to Finish: 15 minutes (plus 30 minutes for cooling)

Servings: Makes 2 artichokes


  • 2 large artichokes, trimmed
  • 1/4 cup EVOO
  • 2 tbsp. chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tbsp. chopped scallions
  • 2 tbsp. chopped shallots
  • 1 tbsp. chopped drained capers
  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest, plus 2 tbsp. juice


Place 1 artichoke, top-end down, in microwavable bowl with 1/4 cup water and 1/4 tsp. salt. Cover with plastic wrap; microwave on high for 8 minutes. Let sit, covered, for 5 minutes. Repeat with remaining artichoke. Uncover artichokes; chill until cool. Loosen leaves on artichokes. In bowl, mix remaining ingredients; season salsa. Serve with artichokes.