4 Delicious Artichoke Recipes

· 31st July 2018
Every recipe we present here is simple and can be made quickly, so there is no excuse. Go ahead and try, so you can eat this healthy vegetable in different ways.

The artichoke is a food that helps you to digest fats, is depurative, and reduces both cholesterol and triglycerides. That is why it is so beneficial to include this vegetable in your diet. If you do not know how to cook it, here are 4 delicious artichoke recipes. You will see how its flavor can be loved by even the little ones in your house.

4 Delicious Artichoke Recipes

Fried artichoke

The first of the delicious artichoke recipes that we want to share with you, is fried artichoke. Begin by washing the artichokes. In order to do this, remove the outer layers until only the heart remains. A trick to stop you from removing more layers than is necessary, is to stop removing them once they start to have a lighter color. Then, peel the trunks and cut the artichokes in half.

fried artichoke

Quickly, before the artichokes become oxidized, place them in a saucepan with boiling water. Add a pinch of salt and the juice of half a lemon. Cook the artichokes for 20 minutes. Then, leave them to drain until they are completely dry.

Then, heat a pan with plenty of oil. You can also do this in a fryer. Fry the artichokes until they are golden, and then remove them from the pan. If you put them on a plate, on top of a paper towel, the excess oil is soaked up.

The recipe for fried artichoke is quite high in calories. That is why it is not recommended that you eat it in large quantities. These fried artichokes are perfect for topping off a lovely cream or puree, or as a tapas dish. You can also eat it as a side to a plate of meat or fish.

Spaghetti with artichokes and shrimp

Ingredients for 4 people:

  • 250 grams of spaghetti
  • 12 shrimps
  • 4 artichokes
  • Salt
  • Olive oil
  • Grated cheese
spaghetti with artichokes and shrimp

Instructions:

Start by cooking the pasta with enough boiling water. If you add a little oil to the water, the pasta will not stick and will be looser. While the pasta is being cooked, sauté the artichokes so that they will be freshly cooked when the pasta is ready. 

Add the cooked pasta to the pan with the artichokes. Add a little more olive oil, salt, and a little cayenne. Cook for several minutes. Finally, add the cooked shrimp and the grated cheese. You can bake it a little in the oven so that it gets a nice golden brown color.

This is a different way of eating pasta, which you might typically eat with tomato, tuna, and onion. Go ahead and try to change up your usual recipes. In addition, this preparation is very healthy and very low in calories. If you want to make a light version of this dish, choose a low-fat cheese.

Sautéed artichokes with onion and ham

Ingredients for 4 people: 

  • 16 artichokes
  • 150 grams of serrano ham
  • Half an onion
  • Juice from half a lemon
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
artichokes with ham

Instructions:

To start, wash and boil the artichokes in the same way as you did with the previous recipe. While the artichokes are cooking, heat a pan with oil and poach the onion. When the onion begins to brown, add the chunks of ham. 

When the artichokes are boiled, drain them with the help of a paper towel and finish drying them to eliminate all of the water. Then, add the artichokes to the pan and stir to mix it in with the ham and onion.

Add a little more oil if necessary, as well as a pinch of salt. Cook for five minutes and it should be ready. This is how easily you can make this healthy, delicious recipe for lunch or dinner.

Artichoke and tomato toast

Another of the delicious artichoke recipes we want to present is the artichoke and tomato toast. To start, clean the artichokes as explained above. Then, boil to cook them. You can do this a few days prior and store them in a Tupperware container in the fridge. This way, you will have the artichokes ready to incorporate into any meal, or for those moments when you do not have the time to cook.

artichoke toast

Then, cut the cherry tomatoes in half. In a hot pan, mix the tomatoes and artichokes with a bit of salt. When they are golden, remove them. The only thing you have left to do is to toast a slice of bread and assemble the dish.

Start by placing a bed of corn salad on top of the toast. Then, place the artichokes and cherry tomatoes on top. Once all the ingredients are on the toast, add a splash of balsamic vinegar.