ArtiChowDown Luncheon—Lunch for 4

ArtiChowDown Luncheon is a Mediterranean-inspired lunch dish featuring tender artichokes, seasoned with aromatic herbs and spices. This flavorful and nutritious meal is perfect for a light yet satisfying midday repast, offering a delightful taste of the Mediterranean in every bite.

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You Need This Stuff

  • 4 medium artichokes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 whole lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

Do This With That Stuff

  1. Trim the stems and top third of the artichokes using a chef’s knife on a cutting board
  2. Peel the outer layer of the stems with a vegetable peeler
  3. Cut each artichoke in half lengthwise
  4. Remove the fuzzy choke from each artichoke half using a spoon
  5. Place the cleaned artichoke halves in a large pot
  6. Add 1/4 cup olive oil to the pot
  7. Mince 2 cloves of garlic with a garlic press and add to the pot
  8. Juice 1 whole lemon using a citrus juicer and add to the pot
  9. Pour 1/2 cup white wine and 1/2 cup vegetable broth into a measuring cup, then add to the pot
  10. Measure 1 tsp dried oregano, 1 tsp dried basil, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/4 tsp black pepper using a measuring spoon set, then add to the pot
  11. Stir all ingredients in the pot with a wooden spoon until well combined
  12. Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to low and cover with a lid
  13. Simmer for 30-40 minutes or until artichokes are tender when pierced with a fork
  14. Chop fresh parsley on cutting board until you have 1/4 cup worth
  15. Remove cooked artichokes from pot with tongs or slotted spoon onto serving plates
  16. Spoon some cooking liquid over each serving
  17. Sprinkle chopped parsley evenly over each serving before serving

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Beti’s Reflections

On a recent culinary adventure through the Mediterranean, I stumbled upon a delightful little eatery that served the most scrumptious artichoke dish I’ve ever tasted. The moment I took my first bite, I knew I had to recreate this masterpiece for my beloved readers. And so, dear foodies, I present to you the Mediterranean ArtiChowDown Luncheon – a heavenly artichoke luncheon recipe that will transport your taste buds straight to the sun-kissed shores of the Mediterranean.

This easy artichoke dish serves four people and is perfect for those seeking a healthy Mediterranean lunch option. While it’s not specifically tailored for gluten-free or dairy-free diets, it’s an excellent choice for vegetarians and anyone looking to indulge in a flavorful artichoke meal.

The star of our ArtiChowDown Luncheon is, of course, the tender artichokes. We’ll be using four medium-sized ones, which will be simmered in a divine concoction of olive oil, minced garlic, lemon juice, white wine, and vegetable broth. The aromatic herbs – dried oregano and basil – along with salt and black pepper add depth to this Mediterranean artichoke recipe. And let’s not forget the pièce de résistance: a generous sprinkle of freshly chopped parsley to elevate this easy artichoke lunch to new heights.

Now let’s dive into the instructions! Start by trimming the stems and top third of your artichokes before peeling their outer layer. Cut each one in half lengthwise and remove the fuzzy choke with a spoon. Place your cleaned artichokes in a large pot along with olive oil, minced garlic cloves, lemon juice, white wine, vegetable broth, dried oregano, dried basil, salt and black pepper. Stir everything together until well combined before bringing it all to a boil over medium-high heat. Then reduce heat to low and let it simmer for 30-40 minutes until your artichokes are tender. Finally, garnish your garlic lemon artichokes with a sprinkle of chopped fresh parsley and serve!

And there you have it, my dear food enthusiasts – the ArtiChowDown Luncheon, a vegetarian artichoke meal that’s as delicious as it is nutritious. This Mediterranean-inspired lunch will surely become a staple in your kitchen, and I can’t wait to hear about your own culinary adventures with this delightful dish. So go ahead, channel your inner Mediterranean chef and whip up this easy artichoke lunch recipe today!

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