Grilled Artichokes with Bacon and Rosemary Dip

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Grilled Artichokes with Bacon and Rosemary Dip Grilled Artichokes with Bacon and Rosemary Dip Recipe Courtesy of

Servings: 12 appetizer servings
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 30 min
Difficulty: Easy

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6 medium fresh artichokes
8 cups water
2 lemons, cut in half


4 strips bacon
1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sour cream
1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
Nonstick, nonflammable cooking spray
Fresh rosemary sprig, for garnish





For the artichokes: Trim the artichokes by removing the outer 2 layers of leaves and cutting 1/2 inch off the top. In a large Dutch oven, combine the water and lemons. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Add 3 artichokes and boil for 7 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove the artichokes and drain. Repeat with the remaining 3 artichokes. Cool the artichokes and cut in half lengthwise. Scrape and discard the fuzzy choke from each artichoke half. Set the artichoke halves aside.

For the dip: In a small skillet, cook the bacon until crisp, reserving 1 tablespoon bacon drippings. Crumble the bacon.

In a medium serving bowl, combine the crumbled bacon, bacon drippings, mayonnaise, sour cream, and rosemary. Chill thoroughly.

To serve: Spray a grill rack with nonstick, nonflammable cooking spray. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Arrange the artichokes, cut-side down, on the grill rack. Grill until tender, about 5 minutes on each side. Serve with the dip and garnish with a rosemary sprig.

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Paula,I can't eat pork,or use lard. What kind of dip,could I use instead of the bacon dip? I have a lot of your cookbooks, in the recipes that use Pork,I wish there was something,I could use in it's place! Thank you, for your. Recipes,and the look into your families lives. And for the fun,and laughs,you are a amazing person,with a wonderful family! Thank You again ,Jessie Schneider

By Jessie on April 08, 2014


Paula--your site is so great ; you have recipes for everything even grilled artichokes that I've been looking for. Thanks for all the great recipes & I am enjoying your cast iron skillet & the cast iron tray that I keep on my stove & the cute spatterware bowls I'm always using. I wish you had different colored spatterware cups to add to my collection. THE BEST TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. Joanne

By joanne keating on May 20, 2012

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