Smashed Artichokes with Lemon-Dill Aioli


These smashed artichoke hearts are crispy with a tender, almost flaky interior and are just firm enough to dip in the bright and fresh lemon-dill aioli.

Smashed Artichokes with Aioli
Photo: Photography / Caitlin Bensel, Food Styling / Emily Nabors Hall
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 10 mins


  • ½ cup mayonnaise with olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh dill

  • 1 ½ teaspoons Dijon mustard

  • 1 ½ teaspoons fresh lemon juice

  • 1 small clove garlic, finely grated

  • 2 (14 ounce) cans whole baby artichoke hearts, drained and patted dry

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper


  1. Whisk mayonnaise, dill, mustard, lemon juice and garlic together in a small bowl.

  2. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Toss artichoke hearts and 1 tablespoon oil together in a medium bowl. Arrange the artichokes in an even layer on the prepared baking sheet. Bake until lightly golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from oven. Drizzle the artichokes with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and sprinkle with thyme; gently toss to coat.

  3. Using the bottom of a measuring cup or the flat bottom of a sturdy glass, very gently press the artichokes until 1/2-inch thick, using even pressure and keeping the hearts intact. Bake until golden brown and caramelized, 25 to 30 minutes. Transfer the smashed artichokes to a plate or platter, sprinkle with pepper and serve alongside the aioli.

To make ahead

Cover and refrigerate aioli (Step 1) for up to 3 days.


Parchment paper

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

122 Calories
12g Fat
3g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Serving Size about 2 artichoke hearts & 1 Tbsp. aioli
Calories 122
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 1g 2%
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Vitamin A 116IU 2%
Vitamin C 4mg 4%
Vitamin E 1mg 4%
Sodium 264mg 11%
Calcium 2mg 0%
Magnesium 1mg 0%
Potassium 5mg 0%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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