Simply Roasted Artichokes Recipe

Roasted Artichokes in their simplest form showcase the power of culinary simplicity, letting the vegetable’s innate taste shine. Perfectly slow-roasted, these artichokes present a delicious juxtaposition of a soft center and crunchy petals. With every mouthful, you experience the rich, earthy flavor subtly elevated by a dash of salt, pepper, and a drizzle of olive oil, capturing the charm of uncomplicated, wholesome cooking.

Recipe: Unadorned Roasted Artichokes

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 60 minutes

Total Time: 75 minutes

Ingredients:

  1. 4 whole fresh artichokes
  2. 4 cloves of garlic
  3. 2 zesty lemons
  4. 4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  5. Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Warm your oven to 425°F (220°C).
  2. Clean the artichokes thoroughly under running water, level the stems for stability, remove an inch from the top, and snip the prickly tips of the leaves.
  3. Halve a lemon and gently rub the exposed parts of the artichokes to prevent discoloration.
  4. Position each artichoke on a sizable aluminum foil square, enough to fully enclose it. Nestle a garlic clove into the center of each artichoke.
  5. Lavishly drizzle each artichoke with olive oil, squeeze fresh lemon juice on top, and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Securely wrap each artichoke in the foil and arrange them on a baking tray.
  7. Roast in the heated oven for approximately 60 minutes, or until the leaves yield easily when tugged.
  8. Let cool a bit before serving.

Nutrition Facts: (per serving)

  • Calories: 190
  • Protein: 5g
  • Carbohydrates: 16g
  • Fat: 14g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 120mg
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Sugar: 1g