Top 10 Ways to Enjoy Artichokes
Grill ’em. Halve artichokes, coat with olive oil, a pinch of salt and pepper and heat on grill until heated through and softened. Video: How To Prepare Whole Artichokes
Sun-Dried Tomato & Artichoke Pasta. Combine cooked whole wheat pasta, Italian seasonings, cooked artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic and olive oil for a delicious, nutritious and quick dinner!
The Edible Utensil. Soften artichokes in the oven (with olive oil and seasoning) or by boiling. Allow to cool, separate each leaf and remove tough ends on leaves. Use leaves as scoops for all of your favorite low-fat dips!
Add to Sauce! Add fresh or frozen varieties to your favorite low-sodium sauces. Serve over pastas, chicken or fish.
Have a Heart! Add artichoke hearts to dips, salads, pizzas, soups, wraps, sandwiches, pastas, and all of your favorite dishes. Check out our Using Artichoke Hearts video for ideas.
Roasted with Savory Herbs. Bake artichokes in the oven with lemon, olive oil, basil, mint and Italian parsley.
Recipe: Roasted Herb Artichokes w/Leeks
Slow Cook Them! Add artichokes to any of your traditional soup or roast recipes. Combine ingredients in a crock pot in the morning, cook on low heat for several hours for a nutritious lunch or dinner! Recipe: Spring Vegetable Soup
Just Microwave & Serve. Place whole artichoke (with top 1/3 and stem removed) in microwave steam bag. Heat on high for about 5 minutes. Remove, top with low-fat cheese and spices and serve!
Pizza! Layer artichokes and your favorite fruits and vegetables on whole wheat pizza crust with low-sodium pizza sauce and low-fat cheese! Try them on our Technicolor Pizza!
Stuff ’em. Sauté your favorite vegetables, lean meat and cooked brown rice in olive oil until heated through. Cut an inch off the top and hollow out a whole artichoke then place vegetable and meat mixture inside. Bake in oven until artichoke is slightly softened. Video: Stuffing, Steaming and Broiling an Artichoke