RECIPE: Grilled Artichokes with Roasted Red Pepper Aioli

Gluten Free Grilled Artichokes with Roasted Red Pepper Aioli

Looking for something super delicious, healthy and gluten-free?!  Look no more!  Our recipe for grilled artichokes fits the bill.

Gluten Free Grilled Artichokes with Roasted Red Pepper Aioli

A bit of history – way back about 2 years ago, I went to dinner with my friend Lauren to celebrate her birthday.  As we were perusing the menu, she asked if I wanted to share the grilled artichoke with her.  Since I’ve never had artichoke aside from spinach and artichoke dip and the occasional salads my mom would make with artichoke hearts, I agreed.  That is where the food-love affair began.  When I came home that night I told my husband how great they were and we’ve been making them ever since.

GRILLED ARTICHOKES:

Artichokes

You will need:

  • 2 artichokes, the bigger the better
  • 1 lemon
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

Preparation:

  • Preheat BBQ to medium-high (or if using charcoal – to direct heat).
  • Bring a pot (large enough to fit the artichokes) filled with water to a boil.
  • Add salt to the water.
  • Cut the lemon in half and add the halves to the water along with the 4 garlic cloves.
  • Meanwhile, cut artichokes in half lengthwise. Remove the fuzzy “choke” area with a spoon.
  • Cut the tips off of the leaves and place into pot once water is boiling.Artichokes in Pot
  • Cook for 12 minutes, until tender.
  • Once cooked, remove from water and cool down using cold water or an ice bath.
  • Pat artichokes dry with a paper towel.
  • Brush olive oil on the cut side.
  • Place them on the grill for 5 – 6 minutes, cut side down.
  • Remove from grill.  Serve with the aioli below and enjoy!

ROASTED TOMATO & RED PEPPER AIOLI:

You will need:

  • 1 red pepper, medium
  • 4 ounces grape tomatoes
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon lemon
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Preparation:

  • Place the red pepper and tomatoes on the grill over medium heat, turning occasionally for about 6 – 8 minutes until charred on all sides.Roasted Red Pepper and Tomatoes Grilling
  • Remove from heat and place red pepper in a bowl, covered with saran wrap.  Wait 5 minutes and then remove the skin from the pepper.
  • In a food processor, combine red pepper, tomatoes, garlic, lemon, onion powder, salt, pepper and mayo.  Blend until smooth.
  • Place in a dipping bowl.

Grilled Artichokes with Roasted Red Pepper Aioli

This has to be one of my favorite dishes.  You can serve this as an appetizer or part of a meal – and IT’S GLUTEN FREE!

 

 

 

 

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