Serves 4| Hands-On Time: | Total Time:
- Fill a large pot with enough water to reach the bottom of a steamer basket. Add 1 teaspoon salt and bring to a boil.
- Meanwhile, using a serrated knife, cut off the top third of the artichokes; using a vegetable peeler, peel the stems. With kitchen shears, snip off any sharp tips from the remaining leaves. Rub all the cut surfaces with half a lemon.
- Spread the artichokes open with your hands. Place stem-side up in the basket with the 2 lemon halves, cover, and steam until a paring knife inserted in a stem meets little resistance, 25 to 35 minutes.
- Per ServingServing Size: 1 artichoke
- Calories 60
- Fat 0g
- Sat Fat 0g
- Cholesterol 0mg
- Sodium 168mg
- Protein 4g
- Carbohydrate 14g
- Sugar 3g
- Fiber 7g
- Iron 2mg
- Calcium 56mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .
Check the pot periodically and add more water if necessary.