Artichokes may not be in your usual weekly rotation, but after taming this spiky wonder with this basic recipe, it's going to become your new favorite vegetable. With a soft, melting interior and crunchy exterior leaves, they are a gorgeous accompaniment to any meal. Serve this quick and healthy treat as an appetizer or side dish.
10 small fresh artichokes, preferably young
4 tbsp olive oil (use half for cooking, the other half for baking)
salt and pepper, to taste
1 tsp sea salt
The artichoke is a delicious, beautiful vegetable; it is actually a big flower bud of the thistle family. If you allow artichokes to grow, they will produce gorgeous flowers. The choke turns into pretty purple strings. Young artichokes usually don’t have a choke yet, which makes them easier to handle.
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