How to Prepare Artichokes

I don’t know about you, but artichokes can be really intimidating. With all their spiky leaves, it’s easy to see it in the grocery store and think, nope, way too much work for tonight’s dinner. But on the contrary, artichokes are relatively easy to prepare and cook. A few snips here and a few snips there, some steaming and that veggie that seemed so frightening at first is ready to dip into some hollandaise sauce or sprinkle with sea salt and fresh cracked pepper! Plus, on top of being delicious and easy to cook, they’re full of great nutrients like vitamin c and potassium, are super rich in fiber and are one of the vegetables with the highest amount of antioxidants. And if there’s a time to try this out for the first time, it’s now. Artichokes are in season in the spring so don’t hesitate to get them at their peak flavors (and cheaper price). Give that bag of frozen peas a break for a night and opt for something exotic, hassle-free and exquisitely flavored. Tune into this tutorial and learn to cook and prep artichokes for your next dinner adventure. We just gave you a million reasons why this will most likely become your new favorite vegetable. If this video opened your eyes to a world of awesome, fresh food alternatives, master cooking vegetables by trying an online cooking class.

Start off by grabbing a globe artichoke from your local supermarket. Start preparing by grabbing some scissors and cutting off the the little thorny tips of all the leaves. When you’re done with that, remove about 3/4 inch off the top of the artichoke. Also remove excess stem, leaving about an inch of that. Rinse in running, cold water. Then the artichoke is ready to be steamed, boiled or baked. See? Not so scary at all.

Artichoke Preparation:

1 globe artichoke

1/2 lemon


1. Remove the thorny tips of leaves with scissors on all leaves.

2. With knife, cut off about 3/4 inch of top of artichoke.

3. Cut off stem until about an inch is remaining.


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