Grilled Garlic Artichokes
Original recipe by Sharon Palmer, R.D.
2 large artichokes, such as Sangria artichokes, Fiore Viola artichokes, or globe artichokes (or use 2 Smartichokes™)
1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons herbes de Provence (or any herbs you like)
Salt and pepper to taste
Special equipment: Outdoor grill or grill pan
Prepare artichokes by rinsing, then trimming 1 inch off tops and 1/2 inch off stems. Slice in half lengthwise. With metal spoon, scoop out blossom portion (the “choke”).
Place artichokes in medium pot with water and cook 10 minutes, until almost tender. Drain, then place artichokes in baking dish.
Whisk together oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, herbes de Provence, and salt and pepper. Drizzle vinaigrette over artichokes and allow to marinate about 30 minutes.
Place artichokes cut side up on hot grill (or grill pan) 2-3 minutes, then turn over and grill 5 minutes, until golden brown. Serve immediately.
Analyzed for 1 large artichoke. Calories 60, Total Fat 1.5g, Saturated Fat 0g, Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 90mg, Total Carbohydrate 11g, Dietary Fiber 5g, Sugars 1g, Protein 3g, Vitamin C 20%, Potassium 10%