Artichokes may look intimidating, but with a little prep, you'll find that this fiber-rich and versatile veggie has a heart of gold. (Get it--because the center of an artichoke is called the heart?! Hah.) Anyway, as an excellent source of minerals such as copper, calcium, potassium and iron, these green globes makes a great go-to ingredient for Meatless Mondaysor vegetarian dishes any time. Check out three of our tastiest artichoke recipes below!
This stunning Artichoke Crispfeatures baby artichokes which, despite their name, are actually fully mature. (They're the buds harvested from the lower shoots of the artichoke plants.) Serve this one pot dish for B, L or D--breakfast, lunch or dinner.
For your next party, trade in your normal Spinach and Artichoke dip for this classy and super simple Artichoke Bruschetta appetizer made with white wine and parmesan.
This Stuffed Artichoke recipe comes straight from Rachael's family, specifically her grandfather, Emmanuel. These artichokes are delicious at room temperature, so you can make them ahead and they'll be ready whenever you are. Anytime you serve artichokes, be sure to place small dishes on the table to collect the leaves.