This is simple, easy and delicious. The three major criteria for Healthy Easy Foods. I hope everyone who is looking to add a new vegetable to their repertoire finds this as yummy and easy as we do!
Simply chop about a half inch off both the bottom and the top and add to a pot of boiling water. Boil for about 40 minutes.
Test for doneness by pulling out a leaf. If it comes off easily and the “meat” is soft to the taste you are good to go! If you’ve never eaten an artichoke like this before you should know that you don’t actually bite the whole leaf. You use your teeth and kind of bit and scrape the “meat” off the end of the leaf without biting all the way through. When you get through all the leaves the best part is the heart. I usually make an artichoke per person because no one wants to share their artichoke heart. Serve these with a side of lemon to be super healthy or to be a little bad they are also delicious dipped in melted butter with a little garlic salt added to it.
You can also create a quick lemon aioli as well for dipping. Oooo the dipping possibilities.