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Organic Artichoke Recipe

Organic Artichoke Recipe


1 lemon, quartered
4 (200g each) globe artichokes
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 garlic clove, crushed
2 medium tomatoes, deseeded, chopped
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves


Fill a large bowl with cold water.
Squeeze lemon juice into water.
Add lemon wedges to water.
Trim stem of one artichoke and remove outer leaves.
Cut off the top third of artichoke. Using a teaspoon, remove inedible, hairy 'choke' from centre.
Place artichoke in prepared water.
Repeat with remaining artichokes.
Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil over high heat.
Transfer artichokes to pan, discarding liquid.
Simmer, partially covered, for 15 to 17 minutes or until tender when pierced with a skewer.
Using a slotted spoon, remove artichokes from water.
Place on plates.
Open artichokes slightly.
Meanwhile, whisk oil, vinegar and garlic together in a bowl.
Stir in tomato and basil.
season with salt and pepper.
Spoon tomato mixture over artichokes.
Serves 4.