Artichoke Recipes ♥ Alphabet of Vegetables

Tired of the same-old steamed artichokes? Find new inspiration in this collection of seasonal Artichoke Recipes ♥ AVeggieVenture.com, including many Weight Watchers, vegan, gluten-free, low-carb, paleo, whole30 recipes.
Tired of the same old steamed artichokes? Find new inspiration here, whether you're wondering how to cook artichokes in the microwave (so quick!) or what goes into the stuffing for a stuffed artichoke (so sumptuous!) or looking for a spinach and artichoke casserole for a spring-y party dish.

Here'll you find all you'd like to learn about artichokes (and maybe a bt more?!) plus artichoke nutrition and of course, well-tested, well-loved recipes for home kitchens across the world, some with fresh artichokes, others with frozen and canned artichokes.


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





Tired of the same-old steamed artichokes? Find new inspiration in this collection of seasonal Artichoke Recipes ♥ AVeggieVenture.com, including many Weight Watchers, vegan, gluten-free, low-carb, paleo, whole30 recipes.

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
Creamy Spinach with Artichokes
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–ww1–pp2–sp2–fs2–green2–blue2–purple2–carb3
Chunky 'Choke & Chickpea Chow 15min/24hrs–ww2–pp2–sp3–fs1–green2–blue1–purple1–carb10
Spinach, Artichoke & Bacon Dip 20min/1hr–ww1–pp1–sp1–fs1–green1–blue1–purple1–carb1

Artichokes in BREADS
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Artichoke Asiago Cheese Bread 20min/90min–ww4–pp4–sp5–fs5–green5–blue5–purple5–carb11

Artichokes in SALADS
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Artichokes in SIDE DISHES (HOT)
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Creamy Spinach with Artichokes 30min/75min–ww2–pp2–sp3–fs3–green3–blue3–purple3–carb2
Spinach & Artichoke Gratin 45min/65min–ww1–pp2–sp2–fs2–green2–blue2–purple2–carb3
Stuffed Artichokes 25min/90min–ww5–pp6–sp8–fs5–green5–blue5–purple5–carb18

Artichokes in SANDWICHES
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Artichoke & Pepper Grilled Cheese Sandwiches 5min/10min–ww6–pp8–sp11–fs10–green10–blue10–purple10–carb30

Artichokes in SOUPS
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Spring Garden Vegetable Soup with Asparagus, Artichokes, Peas & Spinach 20min/24hrs–ww1–pp2–sp3–fs1–green1–blue1–purple1–carb9

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 3min/10min–ww0–pp1–sp1–fs0–green0–blue0–purple0–carb7

ARTICHOKES in the SLOW COOKER
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A Veggie Venture is home of "veggie evangelist" Alanna Kellogg and the famous asparagus-to-zucchini Alphabet of Vegetables.

Comments

  1. 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.

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  2. 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 :)

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  3. Gina from Gypsum, COApril 23, 2013

    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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