Baby Artichokes With A Herb & Lemon Garlic Vinaigrette Recipe at MyDish

Baby Artichokes With A Herb & Lemon Garlic Vinaigrette

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  • Just before cooking, turn each baby artichoke against the blade of a very sharp stainless steel paring knife to trim off the outermost layer of leaves.
  • Cut off the stems level with the bottom of the artichoke, and cut off and discard the top half, toss in lemon juice to keep them from discolouring.
  • Set the trimmed artichokes in a non aluminum pan with sufficient cold water to cover them by about 1-inch. Place a small plate on top of the artichokes in the pan, to keep them underwater.
  • Bring to a simmer over a high heat, turn the heat to low and keep the artichokes at a simmer for about 15 minutes.
  • In the meantime, create the vinaigrette, mix together the garlic, lemon juice and herbs, whisk in the oil and Season with Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper.
  • Stab the artichokes with a paring knife to check that they are cooked just right, they should feel like a slightly undercooked boiled potato.
  • When done, drain and pour vinaigrette over them and serve.
  • Tips

    • For the freshly chopped herbs we have tried these and they are quite good. In the UK, there is now a product from gourmet garden who does all the hard work for you these are not dried herbs)

    Comments Add your comment

    • In London most markets, farmers markets and the larger supermarkets will have them. Elsewhere you will probably get them from farmers markets and godd delis especially the Italian delis that sell fresh vegetables.

      by John H Glen on Fri Jul 16 2010   reply to this comment

    • where can you get baby artichokes?

      by Emmarose on Mon Jul 12 2010   reply to this comment

    • Sorry I don't know how that happened?I have now replaced the ingredients and I would appreciate any feedback about the recipe and how it views on MyDish.My Best RegardsAstro

      by John H Glen on Sat Jul 10 2010   reply to this comment

    • No Dressing ingredients?

      by petethecoach on Fri Jul 9 2010   reply to this comment


    • 24 Baby Artichokes
    • 2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, about ½ a lemon
    • 3 cloves garlic, minced fine
    • 4 tablespoons lemon juice, fresh
    • 3 tablespoons  mixed Italian herbs, (I use a blend of oregano, basil, marjoram, thyme, parsley and rosemary
    • ¾ cup olive oil
    • a pinch or so of Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

    By Views 3837  Added Mon Jul 13 2009

    We had this for many lunch parties, serve simply with a mixed salad of baby lettuce leaves.


    Lady H just loved these (without the garlic) and we had them for many lunch parties, serve simply with a mixed salad of baby lettuce leaves. Read More