Some foodies may be intimidated by cooking artichokes. With thorny appearance and tough-looking exterior, it's not surprising that many people assume that cooking this Spring vegetable requires a lot of effort. However, giving this vegetable a try at the kitchen is definitely worth it - according to Web MD, artichokes are packed with antioxidants, fiber, folate, and vitamins C and K.
Joanne of Cherry Bomb Kitchen has a good recipe for Baked Artichokes that uses garlic, olive oil, lemon and Parmesan cheese to flavor artichokes. Joanne also wrote about how to savor artichoke hearts for first-time eaters.
Oven-roasted artichokes can also lend wonderful flavors to salads. Karen of Inside Karen's Kitchen published a recipe called Roasted Artichoke and White Bean Salad with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette and it's definitely worth a try.
Artichokes can also be paired with spinach, another Spring vegetable, to create a hearty dip.
The Veg Life! has a mouth-watering recipe for Baked Spinach and Artichoke Dip that combines the two antioxidant veggies with Vegan mayo, Vegan cream cheese, and Vegan Parmesan cheese for a guilt-free treat to enjoy with a bag of chips.
TIP: Using a silicone mat when roasting vegetables such as artichokes can cut your clean up time in half.
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