Roasted Lemon Garlic Artichokes are a great appetizer dish. They’re mild taste makes them a great intro to a meal, and they have great eye-appeal, don’t they?
I enjoy Roasted Lemon Garlic Artichokes for many reasons:
They’re super tasty
Filled with health benefits
Low in calories – so long as you’re careful with the dip
Artichokes’ mild taste also makes them an ideal partner for dip. To make the dip, the garlic is roasted with the artichokes and then mashed into a hearty dollop of mayo and olive oil.
Artichokes hearts are the most commonly used part in recipes, but the true nourishment is in the leaves. That’s where the nutrients are that can ward off cancer and high cholesterol. Artichokes are also purported to protect the liver too, and particularly helpful in relieving IBS symptoms.
Roasted Lemon Garlic Artichokes are fun to eat, I get a certain satisfaction from pulling away each leaf, dipping it into the aioli and pulling away the flesh with my teeth – so delicious!
Artichokes can seem a little intimidating at first, but don’t let their appearance deter you from giving this recipe a try. If you follow the steps you should find your way to a great dish that you will likely make again and again.
Artichokes are available during two seasons, spring and fall. They’re widely available March through May, and then for a limited time in October. So hurry, get your artichokes and try this recipe soon.
I purchased my artichokes from Trader Joes – give them a try if you live in the US and having trouble finding them.