5 Minute Easy Artichoke Dipping Sauces

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Artichoke season has arrived! And this 5 minute artichoke dipping sauce, like this lemon butter makes the experience so fun and delicious! And if you want something creamier, I got a second artichoke dipping sauce as well.

Sauces for Artichokes

I played my cards right in teaching my kids to like foods that my husband doesn’t love. He is not picky, but he doesn’t loooooooooove the same foods I do. That’s okay. It means that I don’t feel bad about fixing some of those foods as long as the kids like it. too. Vive the sauerkraut!

Artichokes falls into the camp of things FishPapa likes, but wouldn’t probably go out of his way to buy or make. I don’t think he’s ever said, “Honey, I think it’s been awhile since we had artichokes.” But, my kids do!

So, when my oldest son requested artichokes recently, I had to say yes! I love them as much as he does.

I actually never had an artichoke until I met my husband. His Dutch friends, Sander and Vieke, lived on a mountain behind Santa Barbara. The night they invited us to dinner, I had my first tastes of red wine, steamed artichokes, and pasta carbonara. Lovely! It was a meal to remember!

How to make this easy artichoke dipping sauce

To make this artichoke dipping sauce you will need: 

  • salted butter (melted) – you can also use Ghee if you are doing Whole 30
  • lemon juice
  • chives

The best part of this dipping sauce is it’s super quick and easy to make. All you need to do is combine all the ingredients together

Want something creamier?

Nowadays, it’s my kids and I who enjoy the artichokes. We usually make two different sauces for artichokes. Here you’ll find a delicious lemon butter sauce for artichokes. If you prefer something creamier, try this Herbed Mayonnaise.

Herbed Mayo dipping sauce for artichokes

Herbed Mayonnaise

Enjoy those beautiful green globes now, peeling off their leaves to dip in one of two sauces. There’s something to please everyone.

How do I prepare artichokes for dipping?

Not sure about how to fix one? Check out this tutorial for preparing artichokes for wrangling that prickly, mysterious globe of a thistle. You’ll be a pro in no time!

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Lemon Butter Sauce for Artichokes
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
1 min
Total Time
6 mins
Artichoke season has arrived! Having some choice of sauces for artichokes, like this lemon butter makes the experience so fun and delicious!
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: artichoke, dipping sauce
Author: Jessica Fisher
  • 1/4 cup melted salted butter or ghee if whole 30
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives
  1. In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients. Serve warm with cooked artichokes.

What are your favorite sauces for artichokes?

Sauces for Artichokes PIN

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  1. I’m just a few minutes from the artichoke capital of the world and I’m SO glad! I like melted butter with garlic, salt and pepper. I’ll often add spices to the water when I’m boiling the artichoke (salt, garlic powder, cajun, etc) and that helps tremendously with the flavor. I always feel naughty dipping food in butter, lol, so boiling in flavor helps.

  2. Lizzy says

    My husband and I put butter, Worcestershire, and Pickapeppa in a ramekin in the microwave to make a yummy dip. It works best if you put the Worcestershire and Pickapeppa in before you melt the butter.

  3. Harriet says

    Not happening at this house. You all can happily eat my share.

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