Artichoke Recipes ♥ Alphabet of Vegetables

Tired of the same-old steamed artichokes? Find new inspiration in this collection of seasonal Artichoke Recipes, including many Weight Watchers, vegan, gluten-free, low-carb, paleo, whole30 recipes. #AVeggieVentureIN A RUSH? Prefer Another Vegetable?
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ARTICHOKES: THE BASICS
The Season. The artichoke season is "spring". Bud or Vegetable? Did you know that the edible portion of an artichoke is really a large flower bud of a kind of thistle? Brief Artichoke History Artichokes are native to the Mediterranean region and are celebrated in Italian, Greek and North African cookery. Today we best know the "globe" artichoke, mostly large but also in small, younger and more tender artichokes. Where Artichokes Are Grown In the U.S., nearly the entire artichoke crop comes from a single county in California. Thorns, Chokes & Hearts. To cook a whole fresh artichoke, first snip off the thorns which protect the outer leaves. After cooking it by steaming or microwaving, break off the leaves one by one, then scrape one between your front teeth, releasing a tiny pocket of flesh. The "choke" itself is at the bottom, thistle-y and inedible. The "heart" is the most coveted part of the artichoke. Artichoke hearts are sold in frozen and canned form, they're good for casseroles and dips and yes, convenience, but nothing like the luxurious seduction of slowly tackling a whole artichoke leaf by leaf. It's a spring tradition!

ARTICHOKE NUTRITION INFORMATION

What's your favorite artichoke recipe? or what artichoke recipe did you hope to find here? I'm always looking for new ones, especially healthy artichoke recipes. Leave me a quick note in the comments! ~Alanna

ARTICHOKES: BASIC TIPS & TECHNIQUES
How to Cook Artichokes in the Microwave

CLASSIC RECIPES for ARTICHOKES
Spinach & Artichoke Gratin
Stuffed Artichokes

READER FAVORITES!
How to Cook Artichokes in the Microwave
Stuffed Artichokes
Artichoke Asiago Cheese Bread



ARTICHOKES in EVERY COURSE


Artichokes for BREAKFAST
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Artichokes in APPETIZERS
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Cheesy Artichoke Nibblers 20min/60min – WW2 – PP2 – NetCarb4
Chunky 'Choke & Chickpea Chow 15min/24hrs – WW1 – PP2 – NetCarb10
Spinach, Artichoke & Bacon Dip 20min?/1hr – WW1 – NetCarb2

Artichokes in BREADS
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Artichoke Asiago Cheese Bread 20min/90min – WW4 – PP4 – NetCarb10

Artichokes in SALADS
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Artichokes in SIDE DISHES (HOT)
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Spinach & Artichoke Gratin 45min/65min – WW1/WW4 - NetCarb3/4
Stuffed Artichokes 25min/90min – WW4 – NetCarb32

Artichokes in SANDWICHES
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Artichoke & Pepper Grilled Cheese Sandwiches 5min/10min – WW6

Artichokes in SOUPS
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Spring Garden Vegetable Soup with Asparagus, Artichokes, Peas & Spinach 20min/24hrs – WW1 – PP2 – NetCarb6

Artichokes in MAIN DISHES
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Artichokes in SWEETS &
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MOVING BEYOND THE STOVE & OVEN


ARTICHOKES on the GRILL
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ARTICHOKES in the MICROWAVE
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How to Cook Artichokes in the Microwave

ARTICHOKES in the SLOW COOKER
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3 comments:

Artichokes in the slow cooker are easy easy easy, my favorite way to do them now. Trim & clean as always. Stand them up in the slow cooker. Add water to about halfway up the artichokes. Cook on high for 2 - 4 hours, depending on their size. I always aim for the longer time. If they finish faster, you can just turn them down and keep them warm until you're ready for them.

We have visited Castorville, California (the Artichoke Capital) many times and eaten at the Artichoke Restaurant there. They serve Artichoke Quiche, Artichoke Quick Bread and lot of other Artichoke Food! Would love to have recipe for the Quick Bread and Quiche :)

I love the steam with lemon and garlic in the water. Then, slice in half and remove the thistles and any inedible leaves. Then, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt & pepper and place on the grill until charred. I make a dipping sauce of Vegenaise, galice, lemon and olive oil. Could eat one a week easily!

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Thank you for taking a moment to write! I read each and every comment, for each and every recipe, whether a current recipe or a long-ago favorite. If you have a specific question, it's nearly always answered quick-quick. ~ Alanna