If you’re wondering what to serve with your artichokes, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, I list 11 of the most popular side dishes for artichokes.
In a rush? Here’s the short answer.
The best side dishes to serve with artichokes are garlic aioli, cheesy pizza, asparagus soup, and pork tenderloin. You can also try tomato spinach pasta, arugula salad, or feta cheese bites. For more dip options, try hollandaise sauce or sriracha mayo dip.
Ready? Let’s jump right in.
Roasted garlic aioli
Artichokes might look like a cross between a flower and an alien creature, but don’t let their weird appearance fool you.
They’re delicious on their own with just a dip.
The rich, nutty flavor of roasted garlic pairs perfectly with the delicate taste of artichokes.
And the creamy texture of the aioli helps to offset the slight bitterness of the artichokes.
And this Sunny With Shadows recipe yields the creamiest garlic aioli possible.
Bruschetta arugula salad
In a rush?
The ingredients from this 15-minute bruschetta arugula salad might already be in your fridge.
Pan-fry your fresh artichokes until crispy, then serve it on top of a bed of peppery arugula.
And the tomatoes and cheese, and then top everything with a drizzle of balsamic glaze for that tanginess.
To keep things vegan, simply skip the mozzarella. Or beef the salad up with a few slices of grilled chicken.
Feta cheese bites
There’s just something about the combo of steamed artichokes and feta cheese bites that is irresistible to me.
The slight bitterness of the artichokes pairs perfectly with the salty, creamy feta. Yum!
Plus, they’re both equally as unique.
I bet most people have never had a fried feta bite with honey and sesame seeds.
Serve both separately as part of a tapas-style dinner.
We all love pizza.
And who can blame us?
It’s cheesy, comforting, and easy to customize.
And when it comes to toppings, I couldn’t recommend artichokes more. Their tender texture means they meld into the pizza wonderfully and adds a more upmarket feel to it.
Try this spinach and artichoke pizza, it uses 3 types of cheese and spicy artichokes.
Artichokes are a decadent vegetable, so it deserves a decadent sauce to go along with it.
And you can’t get much more decadent than a hollandaise sauce.
It’s a classic French sauce made from egg yolks, butter, and lemon juice.
You might have heard it’s hard to make, but it’s actually really easy. You just need to make sure the egg yolks get too hot.
Follow this guide from the spruce.
This show-stopping pork tenderloin is the perfect main dish for your roast or steamed artichoke.
Serve the two on the table together and you’ll have a dish guests will be talking about for weeks.
You’ll have to be patient with this pork loin, but in the end, it’s worth it.
You’ll end up with a juicy, melt-in-your-mouth garlic balsamic pork tenderloin.
Tomato spinach sausage pasta
Who doesn’t love a big bowl of pasta loaded with veggies?
This tomato spinach sausage pasta is the perfect weeknight meal when you just want something quick and easy.
The tomato sauce is light and fresh, while the sausage adds a hearty depth of flavor.
Add a few artichokes to the dish and you have a very tasty pasta!
Psst… this recipe goes well with garlic bread and a green salad too.
If you’re having the artichokes as a starter I think a light main course goes best, something like asparagus soup.
The grassy notes in the soup match well with the earthiness of the artichokes, and you won’t feel stuffed by the end of the meal.
If you’re scouring for an easy, 100% dairy-free, and tasty recipe to complement your artichokes, this asparagus soup is a must-try.
Sriracha mayo dip
Want to add a little heat to your meal?
Dip your artichokes in a sriracha mayo dip.
The spice will wake up your tastebuds and get them ready for whatever main you’re serving after the artichokes!
Psst… this dip goes well with pork loin too.
Grilling your artichokes?
Make some room on the grill for this smoky blackened cod.
The strong, earthy notes of the artichoke will complement this meaty fish without overpowering it.
And you get to cook everything at the same time.
Not a fan of fish? Chicken would work just as well.
This isn’t strictly a side for artichokes.
But I couldn’t not mention how yummy artichoke dip is.
Mix the artichokes with LOTS of cheese and spinach, then bake it in the oven until the top is crispy and you have one of my favorite ways to eat artichokes.
Serve the dip with some homemade tortilla chips for a yummy snack.
I used to reserve this recipe for parties, but it’s so good I make it all the time now.
The best side dishes for artichokes
- Roasted garlic aioli
- Bruschetta arugula salad
- Feta cheese bites
- Cheesy pizza
- Hollandaise sauce
- Pork tenderloin
- Tomato spinach sausage pasta
- Asparagus soup
- Sriracha mayo dip
- Grilled cod
- Tortilla chips
What To Serve With Artichokes
- 1 portion artichokes
- Prepare your artichokes according to your favorite recipe.
- In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
- Side dishes include: roasted garlic aioli, bruschetta arugula salad, feta cheese bites, cheesy pizza, hollandaise sauce, pork tenderloin, tomato spinach sausage pasta, asparagus soup, sriracha mayo dip, grilled cod, and tortilla chips.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!