Whether steamed, baked, or boiled, these recipes will show you how to cook and use artichoke hearts and leaves in everything from salads and pastas to that all-time vegeetable favorite: creamy artichoke and cheese dip.
If, like a lot of cooks, you eye the artichokes in the produce section but pass them by because you aren't sure how to cook artichokes, you'll like knowing just how easy the process can be. You might think a vegetable as sophisticated as an artichoke might need a fussier method of cooking, but that's not the case. A simple steaming yields great results, making the flesh tender without any bruising or browning. You'll end up with a gorgeous, almost too-pretty-to-eat vegetable that goes well with any main course and turns even a simple meal into one your family will remember as special.
Serve the artichokes with the butter sauce as a side dish recipe for two. If you're looking for an appetizer, try the variations with Curry Dip or Honey-Mustard.
This traditional meatless Sicilian Lenten dish has fresh artichokes, which are in season during spring. A pressure cooker cuts the steaming time on this hearty springtime recipe.
Fill marinated artichokes with bulgur and feta cheese stuffing and serve as a first course.
Canned artichokes make this hot appetizer spread fast and simple to make.
Artichokes dunked in a creamy homemade dip make for an elegant and unique appetizer.
Mexican in style but Italian in flavor, these hearty egg-filled tortillas make an excellent breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Scoop up rich, cheesy bites of this sour cream dip with breadsticks.
To make this creamy, cheesy dip vegetarian, omit the pork and double the arugula.
Simmer layers of fennel slices, artichokes, and an onion mixture in a slow cooker to create this side-dish recipe sensation.
This quick-to-fix pizza recipe is topped with artichoke hearts, crab-flavor fish pieces, and Parmesan cheese. It's ready to slice and serve in only 30 minutes.
Using frozen artichokes in this Italian-style chicken dish makes assembling the casserole recipe convenient because the inedible parts of the vegetable are removed.
This marinated side-dish salad travels well, making it perfect for summertime picnics and potlucks.
Packaged pilaf mix makes the stuffing for this meatless main dish.
When fresh baby artichokes are not available, use frozen artichoke hearts for this vegetable, pasta, and shrimp main dish recipe.
Fresh bread and wine transform these grilled shrimp appetizer kabobs into a light meal for four.