These delicious Low Carb Air Fryer Artichokes are easily made in the air fryer in under 15 minutes. Served with a dairy free creamy Lime Aioli dipping sauce, makes them irresistibly tasty.
So fun to eat and not as intimidating as they look. Once you learn to trim them properly (see video below) artichokes are a good source of vitamins and minerals like vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, phosphorus, and magnesium. Another great air fryer recipe are my Air Fryer Crispy Green Beans.
🥘 Ingredient notes
This Low Carb Air Fryer Artichoke is simply made with artichokes, olive oil and salt and pepper. However, I serve it with a creamy and dairy free Lime Aioli dip.
- Artichokes: the star of the show. They have a similar taste to asparagus and brussels sprouts with a mild nutty flavor.
- Olive Oil, Salt & Pepper: to enhance the taste of the artichokes.
- Lime Aioli Dip: used as a dipping sauce for the artichokes. (see recipe notes for instructions)
🎥 Watch instructional video
🔪 Steps to make this recipe
STEP 1: Preheat air fryer to 350 F
STEP 2: Clean and trim the artichokes (see video), remove cut in half and brush with a lemon wedge to keep them from browning
STEP 3: Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper
STEP 4: Place cut side down in the air fryer
STEP 5: Air Fry at 350 for 10-12 minutes
⏲️ Tips and serving suggestions
Removing hairy choke: use a sharp teaspoon to remove the inner hairy choke of the artichoke, this is the simplest method.
Eating artichokes: they are best to eat similar to chips by dipping them in the sauce one pedal at a time. Pull the base of the pedal through slightly clenched teeth to strip off the meaty part. Discard the rest of the leaves. Once you get to the centre you will be left with the artichoke heart, you can dip this and eat it as is as long as you removed the dairy fluffy choke before cooking.
Lemon Juice: brushing the artichokes with lemon juice is important to avoid them from browning while you are trimming.
💭 Frequently asked questions
The only part you can't eat is the outer leaves and the hairy centre choke due to choking hazards.
Artichokes are served with a dipping sauce. Most often melted butter but we love serving with a lime aioli dipping sauce. See recipe notes.
When shopping for artichokes look for tightly packed leaves. Typically green with some browning is ok.
Each artichoke contains roughly 13g of carbohydrates and 7g of fibre and can be considered a low carb vegetable.
Bake uncovered at 400 F for 15 minutes. Then remove and cover with tin foil, and bake for another 20-30 minutes, or until the artichokes are tender and the leaves pull off easily.
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Low Carb Air Fryer Artichokes
- 2 large artichokes
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- ⅛ tsp salt
- ⅛ tsp black pepper
- Lime Aioli Sauce (see recipe notes)
- Preheat air fryer to 350°F
- Clean and trim artichokes (see video)
- Cut in half and remove inner hairy choke, brush with a lemon wedge to keep them from browning.
- Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper
- Place cut side down in the air fryer
- Air Fry at 350 for 10-12 minutes
I have been experimenting with dairy free the past couple of weeks which is why I used a dairy free dipping sauce. If you are in Canada and looking for more dairy free options Switch Grocery an online grocery store has some of my favourite products like their JOI nut milks.