How to Eat a Smoked Artichoke

Artichokes are a delicious and healthy vegetable that can be enjoyed in many different ways. One popular way to prepare artichokes is to smoke them. Smoking artichokes gives them a unique and flavorful taste that is sure to please everyone at your table.

Once your artichokes are smoked, you can eat them hot or cold. To eat a smoked artichoke, simply pull off the outer petals one at a time. Dip the base of the petal into your favorite sauce or melted butter, then pull it through your teeth to remove the soft, pulpy portion of the petal. Discard the remaining petal.

Here are some additional tips for eating smoked artichokes:

  • If you are eating a smoked artichoke hot, be careful not to burn your mouth.
  • You can use any type of sauce or melted butter to dip your artichoke petals in. Some popular options include hollandaise sauce, melted butter with lemon juice, or olive oil with balsamic vinegar.
  • If you are eating a smoked artichoke cold, you can add it to a salad or use it as a topping for a pizza or pasta dish.

Smoked Artichoke Recipe

If you are looking for a delicious and easy way to prepare smoked artichokes, here is a simple recipe:


  • 1 large artichoke
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic butter (optional)
  • Mayonnaise (optional)


  1. Preheat your smoker to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Remove the stem from the artichoke and cut it in half.
  3. Drizzle the artichoke with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Place the artichoke in the smoker and smoke for 15 minutes, or until the leaf tips are golden brown.
  5. Remove the artichoke from the smoker and let it cool for a few minutes.
  6. Serve the artichoke with garlic butter and/or mayonnaise, if desired.

Additional Tips

  • You can use any type of smoker to smoke artichokes.
  • If you do not have a smoker, you can also roast artichokes in the oven.
  • Smoked artichokes can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.


Smoked artichokes are a delicious and versatile dish that can be enjoyed in many different ways. Whether you are eating them hot or cold, with sauce or without, smoked artichokes are sure to please everyone at your table.

How To Cook Artichokes | 1-Minute Video

There are numerous methods for preparing artichokes. However, if you’ve never used these guys before, I suggest beginning with the most straightforward approach: steaming them. You have two options for doing this: either use a big pot and a steamer basket (like in the video above). Alternatively, I have a blog post with instructions on how to make Instant Pot Steamed Artichokes if you happen to have an Instant Pot. These are easy recipes that produce delicious, soft artichokes that are ready to dip in your preferred sauce.

Because they never learned how to eat one, a lot of people have never known the delight of eating a fresh artichoke. The good news is that consuming artichokes is simple and something to be cherished.

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Why can’t you eat the choke of an artichoke?

The hairy part of an artichoke, called the “choke,” is not edible because it is tough and fibrous. It is made up of many small, hair-like fibers that are difficult to digest and can cause irritation in the throat and digestive system.

When should you not eat an artichoke?

Having an effect that stimulates the gallbladder, its consumption is not recommended for people with biliary obstruction. Due to their diuretic effect and their ability to reduce hypertension, they are not recommended if medications are being taken to lower blood pressure.

How do you smoke artichokes?

Trim the tip of each outer leaf with kitchen shears. Trim the bottoms of the artichokes and prick with a fork or paring knife. Place over indirect heat to take on some smoke while the poaching liquid comes to a boil, about 5 minutes. Place the artichokes in the liquid, bottoms up.

How can one use artichoke hearts?

The artichoke heart can be used in recipes stuffed with meats, cheeses or sauces. It can also be used pickled, cooked over coals, as stuffing, in paella and with scrambled eggs.

How do you eat artichokes?

Eating artichokes is a bit of an adventure, and they’re enjoyable either warm or cold. The leaves have a soft, edible flesh at the base; dip this in sauce and scrape it off with your teeth (discard the rest). Beneath the cavity where you removed the choke is the heart, and that’s the best part.

How do you eat a grilled artichoke?

To eat a grilled artichoke, pull off the leaves, dip the bottom part into your dipping sauce, and scrape off the meaty inner flesh with your teeth. Then, discard the rest of the leaf. Once you’ve eaten all the leaves, scoop out the tender artichoke heart in the center and eat it.

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