It used to be that artichokes were hard to come by. But now you see them in pretty much every grocery store, all year round. But for me, they are a signal of spring, and I like to especially eat them at this time of year more than any other time.

There are lots of fancy ways to prepare them, too, but this tried-and-true method is plain and simple … and delicious!

METHOD: Wash artichokes under running water. Steam until tender, about 30 minutes. Let cool until easy to handle. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Hold firmly on cutting board, and with large knife cut straight down in half. Remove fuzzy center near the heart with a paring knife. Lay cut-side up on baking sheet. Brush with olive oil, then sprinkle with salt, pepper, and garlic salt to taste. Roast until tips of leaves are charred. Serve with melted butter, lemon wedges, and hummus for dipping. Mmmmm!

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Author: Carly Stewart

Carly Stewart is a hobby home chef. She is raising her 3 boys in Naples Florida with her husband Jeremy. Her kids are allergic to gluten so knowing what’s in their food is very important to her. She loves using family recipes and reinventing them gluten free. Carly learned to cook with her mom and grandparents starting at a very young age. She loves feeding her family meals made from pure ingredients and most importantly, she loves sharing the experience of cooking with them in the kitchen. View all posts by Carly Stewart

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