Baked artichokes

Baked artichokes

Artichokes may not be in your usual weekly rotation, but after taming this spiky wonder with this basic recipe, it's going to become your new favorite vegetable. With a soft, melting interior and crunchy exterior leaves, they are a gorgeous accompaniment to any meal. Serve this quick and healthy treat as an appetizer or side dish.

Baked artichokes

Artichokes may not be in your usual weekly rotation, but after taming this spiky wonder with this basic recipe, it's going to become your new favorite vegetable. With a soft, melting interior and crunchy exterior leaves, they are a gorgeous accompaniment to any meal. Serve this quick and healthy treat as an appetizer or side dish.
USMetric
10 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 10 10 small fresh artichoke, preferably youngsmall fresh artichokes, preferably young
  • 4 tbsp 4 tbsp olive oil (use half for cooking, the other half for baking)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp sea salt

Instructions

Instructions are for 10 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. Place the artichokes on a sturdy work surface. Take the artichoke stem in one hand and cut off the top half of the artichoke.
  3. If it’s there, scrape out the hairy choke at the center of the leaves with a small spoon.
  4. Turn the artichoke around and cut the stem off. Remove the hard leaves at the bottom until only soft leaves remain.
  5. Place the artichokes in a pot and add enough water to cover. Add a little olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Bring to a boil. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes, until a leaf can be easily pulled out.
  7. Drain the artichokes and place them upright in a baking dish.
  8. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  9. Bake for about 15 minutes until the bottoms of the artichokes are fork-tender, then serve.

Tip!

The artichoke is a delicious, beautiful vegetable; it is actually a big flower bud of the thistle family. If you allow artichokes to grow, they will produce gorgeous flowers. The choke turns into pretty purple strings. Young artichokes usually don’t have a choke yet, which makes them easier to handle.

About the recipe

This recipe is part of a collaboration with Pascale Naessens and comes from her book "Pure & Simple"

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One comment

  1. zedleb
    Artichokes are amazing! So easy for a lunchbox. Steamed thoroughly the night before I can take this to work - heat slightly in the microwave and use melted salted butter (lots!) as a dip. Truly wonderful keto veg. And the hens are happy with the leftovers :)

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