Simple Boiled Artichokes with Garlic Butter

Simple Easy Artichoke

Simple Easy Artichoke

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.

Boiled Artichokes

Boiled Artichokes

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.

Artichokes with Lemon and Garlic butter

Artichokes with Lemon and Garlic butter

 

You can also create a quick lemon aioli as well for dipping. Oooo the dipping possibilities.

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About healthyeasyfoods

Food makes me happy. Fake food and chemicals being added to my food do not make me happy. I have a growing concern about two major things. 1. The quality of food. 2. Our choice of consumption of food as a nation. With this being said I can understand how an American lifestyle influences fast, easy and cheap to be the three magnet factors to food choice however I think we need to go back to the basics and remember just how easy it is to make good food, good for you without breaking the bank or spending hours sweating away in the kitchen.
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