Healthy and Easy Roasted Artichokes

I rarely use frozen vegetables, but frozen artichokes make this recipe so easy. These artichokes are filled with fiber which is a winner in my book.  Traditionally prepared fresh artichokes are not the healthiest food to eat. This recipe hits the flavors of a traditional artichoke but is gluten free, grain free and prepared with healthy fats.

 

Artichokes

Serves 6

Ingredients:

  • (2) 12 oz. bags of frozen artichoke hearts (I use Trader Joe’s brand)
  • 1 lemon
  • 1-2 TBSP avocado or olive oil or your favorite Italian salad dressing
  • ½ tsp Celtic Salt or Himalayan
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese (optional but highly recommended) Try to use an organic and raw cheese if possible. Wegmans has some great options!

To Prepare:

  • Heat oven to 425 F
  • Blanch artichoke hearts per package direction (Don’t skip this step)
  • Drain well and add the oil or dressing, salt pepper and lemon zest. Stir well. (I do like to let the artichokes marinate overnight in the refrigerator in a glass dish with a tight cover, but this step is optional)
  • Add mixture to a shallow roasting pan/cookie sheet with parchment paper
  • Roast at 425 F for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and stir well, continue to roast and stir every 10-15 minutes. You want the mixture to start to caramelize but not to burn
  • If desired, Parmesan cheese can be added in during the last 5 minutes of roasting
  • Remove from oven, transfer to serving vessel and enjoy!

Artichokes in bowl

 

 

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