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Artichokes with Lemon-Butter Recipe

Atkins Artichokes with Lemon-Butter
Net Atkins Count ™
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Phase: Phase 1
Difficulty: Easy
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  • 4 artichoke, medium Artichokes (Globe or French)
  • 4 fruit (2-1/8" dia) Lemon
  • 2 tbsp Coriander Seed
  • 2 tbsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter Stick


  1. Bring 4 quarts of water to a boil in a large pot. Trim the stems of the artichokes to about 2 inches.
  2. Halve 3 lemons and squeeze juice into water. Add lemon halves, coriander seeds and salt. Place artichokes in the cooking liquid, and cover with a heavy plate to keep them from floating. Boil 15 minutes, until a paring knife, inserted where the stem meets the bottom, comes out easily. Remove and drain excess water.
  3. In a small bowl, melt butter in a microwave or saucepan. Mix in juice of remaining lemon, salt and pepper.
  4. Serve each person one whole artichoke, accompanied by a ramekin of butter sauce and a large bowl for discarded leaves. Season with freshly ground salt and pepper to taste.

Cooking Tip

Having a party? When planning your low carb spread, think about which dishes you can make in advance and which need fresh ingredients that day.

How we calculate the Net Atkins Count™

In the Atkins Nutritional Approach®, the Net Atkins Count™ is calculated by subtracting the number of grams of fiber and polyols (such as glycerin and sugar alcohols) from the total grams of carbohydrates in whole foods. This reflects the idea that fiber and polyols minimally impacts blood sugar levels at the doses present in the products.