Easy as one, two, three — you will definitely like this recipe artichoke salad! All you need is to buy canned artichokes.
If you’re ready to cook, prepare for a shock – artichoke is not a veggie and not even a fruit. It’s a flower, to be more exact – a bud. Shock number two: artichoke’s closest “relatives” are are asters, the one that look very pretty in a vase when it’s autumn and you want some autumnal flowers.
You can get a lot of inulin from artichokes, and inulin is a food for your gut microbiota. So it’s not only a treat for you, but also for your body! Also artichokes contain a lot of vitamin A and folic acid (vitamin B9, just great for your nerves).
But peeling, then boiling or baking artichokes is not the nicest thing you can spend your time on. It’s good that some people have already done this for us, and canned this goodness with brine. A gentle reminder to check the label when you’re choosing your can, in order to avoid sugar and the ingredients you need to Google.
- 300-400 gr artichoke (canned)
- 3 tbsp mayonnaise (here's a recipe on how to cook your own)
- 150-200 gr parmesan (or any other kind of gratable cheese)
- 2 garlic cloves
- Chop the artichokes into larger pieces, grate the cheese, peel the garlic and mince it. Put it into a cup.
- Add some mayonnaise and stir. Add salt and pepper and voila, it's yours to enjoy! Eat it or better yet add it to some juicy steak or shashlik.