Steamed Artichoke in The Instant Pot

Steamed Artichoke is easy to make in the Instant Pot. Here's a recipe to get you started. 

Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, Paleo
Keyword gluten free, Instant Pot, paleo, Vegan, Vegetable
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 3 people
Calories 60 kcal


  • 3 Artichokes (Organic)
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/2 Lemon (Organic)
  • 1 pinch Sea Salt


  1. Prepare your artichokes. Remove any damaged outer leaves. Use a sharp knife to cut an inch off the top of each artichoke.

  2. Use a sharp knife to cut off the steam to make a flat bottom.

  3. Pour water into the Instant Pot and insert the trivet that your IP came with into the water. Place the artichokes on top of the trivet or you preferred steaming basket. The bloom of the flower faces up, bottom of artichoke faces down.

  4. Squeeze fresh lemon juice on top of the artichokes.

  5. Sprinkle a dash of salt on top of the artichokes.

  6. Secure lid, close the valve, point it to "sealing" and plug in the Instant Pot.

  7. Select the "Manual" button, and use the “-“ or “+” to adjust cook time to 22 minutes.  

  8. Once cooking time is complete, hit “cancel” to turn off the Instant Pot. Do a quick-release pressure by moving the top valve to the “venting” position. Keep yourself safe with the help of an oven safe glove. 

  9. Remove the lid and check the artichokes for doneness. Carefully remove artichoke from the IP and place them on serving plate. Your artichokes are now ready to be enjoyed!

    (Optional: Sprinkle a little smoked paprika on them before serving)

  10. Options for dipping sauce: Ghee, grass-fed butter, mustard, or paleo mayo. 


Steamed Artichoke