I never really liked artichokes, so I stayed away from them; after all, they look more like a primitive torture device rather than a vegetable. But let the truth be known, I was always too frightened to cook them, let alone eat them. Whether you appreciated the artichoke’s natural earth tone flavored leaves, or you need a little push to give it a try, this Ninja Foodi Artichokes recipe is for you.
The Ninja Food Grill steams and grills the artichoke at the same time, which results in such an easy delicious tender treat. Serve these artichokes with butter and garlic aioli or you can make your favorite dipping sauce. As you peel off a leaf and pull away from the flesh with your teeth, you’ll Enjoy every bite till you finally get to the heart.
How to Cook Artichokes in a Ninja Foodi Grill
Artichokes take time to cook, you don’t just put them on the grill raw, they take way too long to cook and would most likely burn and dry out first. A tip is brushing the artichokes with oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, then place them in the grill grate. The Nina Foodi Grill will first steam them and then grills the artichokes for a nice char flavor with nice grill marks.
Step 1. Put in the Grill Grate and shut the lid. Choose GRILL, set the temperature to MAX, and set the time to 10 minutes. Choose START/STOP to start the Nina foodi grill preheating.
Step 2. As the Ninja Foodi Grill is preheating, use a medium bowl, mix the lemon juice, oil, and garlic. Season with salt and pepper, next brush the artichoke halves with the lemon-garlic mix.
Step 3. After the Ninja Foodi Grill beeps to let you know it has preheated, place the artichokes halves on the Grill Grate, cut face down. Lightly press down on them down to maximize grill marks. Shut the lid and grill for 8 to 10 minutes, irregularly basting liberally with the lemon-garlic mix during the cooking process, until char blistered on both sides.