Artichauts Aioli (artichokes)

Featured in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on May 23, 2018.
Recipe compliments of Chef Salvo Coppola, instructor at Kapiolani Community College.



Artichauts Aioli (artichokes)

  • 4 medium globe artichokes
  • 1 slice lemon
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt to taste
  • American parsley, for garnish


  • 2 egg yolks
  • Salt and white pepper to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and pureed
  • 1/2 to 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice (or more if needed)


  1. Prepare artichokes by breaking stem and twist to remove any tough fibers.
  2. Trim base to make it stand upright.
  3. Trim points from all the leaves and wash well.
  4. Bring a large pot of water to a boil with the lemon slice and bay leaf; add salt and artichokes.
  5. Cook for about 25 minutes over medium heat until it can be easily pierced with a knife.


  1. Whisk egg yolks with salt, pepper, and pureed garlic.
  2. Slowly add one third of oil a little at a time and whisk to emulsify.
  3. When sauce begins to firm and thicken, add a few drops of lemon juice to thin and add remaining oil to desired thickness.
  4. Adjust seasonings and add more lemon juice if needed.
  5. When artichokes are ready, remove from water and let drain upside down on a paper towel.
  6. Serve with sauce garnished with parsley.

Serves 4.

Approximate Nutrient Analysis per serving (not including salt to taste):
330 calories, 30 g fat, 4.5 g saturated fat, 90 mg cholesterol, 75 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 1 g sugar, 5 g protein


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