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How to Make Stuffed Artichokes

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Forget boring steamed artichokes. They are probably why people started stuffing them in the first place! Stuffed artichokes are delicious and can be a meal centerpiece, a side dish, or an appetizer…so stay with me to learn how to make stuffed artichokes.

We live in Southern California where you can get practically any vegetable year-round. But over the last few weeks, I've seen a larger variety of spring vegetables at the farmer's market, including beautiful artichokes!

Artichokes have a light, refreshing, mild, and slightly sweet flavor. They weigh in at just 64 calories each and have a very impressive antioxidant profile, containing high levels of caffeic acid, chlorogenic acid, luteolin, gallic acid, manganese, quercetin, rutin, silymarin, and vitamin C.

In addition to this, artichokes are a fantastic source of fiber, magnesium, potassium, vitamin B9, and vitamin K.

Antioxidant protection is just one of the many health benefits artichokes provide and they also boost your body by:

  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Regulating your blood glucose levels
  • Reducing blood levels of LDL cholesterol (the type of cholesterol that clogs up the arteries and limits blood flow)
  • Supporting healthy digestion
  • Supporting your liver

But I didn't always love artichokes. They can be a bit of an acquired taste.

In today's blog post, I share my favorite artichoke recipe. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

These stuffed artichokes are perfect for lunch or a light dinner, or even a snack.

How To Make Stuffed Artichokes

how to stuff an artichoke

Stuffed Artichokes

A healthy, delicious, springtime treat. Crisp on the top with a rich, roasted flavors.
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Large Artichokes
  • 3 Cups Panko Breadcrumbs
  • 1 Tsp Lemon Zest
  • 1/2 Cup Parnesan Cheese, grated
  • 4 Cloves Garlic minced
  • 1/2 Cup Parsley
  • 1 Tsp Oregano
  • 1/2 Cup Olive oil
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, chopped
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 2 Tbs Olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Prepare the articholes by cutting off about 1 inch off the tips of the leaves and remove the inner yellow leaves from the center.
  • Combine the breadcrumbs, lemon zest, Parmesan cheese, minced garlic, chopped parsley, oregano, 1/2 cup olive oil, salt and pepper.
  • Add hot water to a small round baking dish about a 1/2 inch deep. Make sure the dish is small enough to fit the artichokes snuggly. Add garlic, juice of one lemon, and a bay leav to the water.
  • Stuff each artichoke with a couple of tablespoons of olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  • Cover the pan with foil and poke a few holes on the top to allow steam to escape.
  • Bake for one hour or until tender

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Written by Jackie Parker

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