Artichoke Hearts in White Wine Garlic and Lemon

This recipe features artichoke hearts cooked in a flavorful medley of white wine, garlic, and lemon. It's a satisfying dish that is perfect as a side dish.

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A simple yet elegant appetizer that combines the tangy zest of lemon, the earthy taste of garlic, and the richness of white wine to balance the mild bitterness of the artichokes perfectly - and it’s all ready in only 20 minutes!

10 minutes
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20 minutes
10 minutes


  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves minced garlic 
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 1 pinch salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 (14oz) cans of artichoke hearts - drained and cut in half
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley
  • ¼ cup green onion - thinly sliced

Ingredient Swaps

  • Substitute the butter for margarine or vegan butter.
  • Sub white wine for vegetable broth to make it alcohol-free


  1. Heat extra virgin olive oil on medium heat in a medium-sized, non-stick skillet.
  2. Add in the minced garlic and cook for about a minute until soft, but not brown.
  3. Add the white wine and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes to cook off the alcohol. 
  4. Pour in the lemon juice, and gradually add the butter while whisking constantly. 
  5. Season with salt and pepper. 
  6. Carefully add the artichoke hearts to the pan and gently toss them in the sauce until they are fully coated. 
  7. Once warmed, transfer the artichokes and sauce to a serving platter, and garnish with parsley and green onions. 
  8. Serve immediately.
Recipe insights & TIPS

I've got a delightful recipe that's bursting with flavors and is sure to impress your taste buds. I'm talking about my artichoke hearts in white wine, garlic and lemon. It's a dish that brings together the tangy goodness of lemon, the savory charm of garlic, and the richness of white wine. And trust me, it's a breeze to make!

Put anything into a pool of white wine, garlic, and lemon sauce, and it’s bound to taste good. This appetizer can be both comforting and elegant, making it perfect for a weeknight dinner or special occasion. But don’t let its fancy appearance fool you; it’s surprisingly easy to whip up in as little as 20 minutes. 

Consider using a good quality extra virgin olive oil in place of butter for a lighter version. And make sure to choose artichoke hearts that are packed in water, rather than oil, to reduce added fat. To further boost the health factor, you could also add some veggies like spinach or asparagus to the mix for added nutrients and color. 


Can I use fresh artichoke hearts instead of canned?

Absolutely! Fresh artichoke hearts will give your dish an even more vibrant flavor, especially if they are in season locally. Just make sure to trim and cook them until tender before adding them to the sauce.

What wine should I use?

For this recipe, a dry white wine like Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio works wonderfully. If you're not a wine enthusiast, you can use chicken or vegetable broth as a substitute.

What can I serve with artichoke hearts?

I like to serve them on a big platter and let everyone just help themselves to however many they would like. You can serve with crusty bread that can be used to mop up the sauce. This recipe would also go great alongside a herby risotto, grilled seafood or chicken, potatoes or over pasta. 

How do I store artichoke hearts?

Pop any leftovers in an airtight container and store them in the fridge for up to 2-3 days. You can reheat it gently on the stovetop or in the microwave.

Can I freeze artichoke hearts?

Yes, you can freeze this artichoke recipe after you’re finished cooking it, but it’s always better to eat it fresh.

Can I make this dish vegan?

Swap out the butter for a plant-based alternative, and you're good to go. Vegan-friendly white wine is also readily available.

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