How to cook fresh artichokes? What dishes can you make with them? Check out these 20 best fresh artichoke recipes from fellow food bloggers!
Not sure how to clean, trim, prep let alone cook them?
Let me help you a little!
How To Clean Fresh Artichokes
But first, how to clean fresh artichokes?
I agree, cleaning and trimming fresh artichokes can often be a little intimidating. But once you know how to do it, you will see how easy it really is. Fresh artichokes can be fairly dirty if you ask me.
So a good clean is what you need before you start cooking them. That is why some people like to give them a good soak first in a lemon water bath. This helps to loosen any trapped in dirt or bugs in between those tough green leaves.
Globe Artichokes vs. Baby Artichokes
The large green artichokes are also called globe artichokes.
The edible parts are the artichoke heart or bottom, the stem and the softer part of the leaves.
Baby artichokes need less cleaning and don’t have a fuzzy inside. The inside leaves are much softer and will become tender and absolutely edible when you cook, braise or pan fry them.
Check the 2 short videos below!
How To Clean Fresh Globe Artichokes
Every one of the 20 artichoke recipes below will tell you how exactly to clean fresh globe artichokes.
To give you a quick idea, here is a very useful video about how to clean and trim artichokes from Aashpazi.com on YouTube! I highly recommend it.
How To Clean Fresh Baby Artichokes
Like I said before, fresh baby artichokes need less cleaning.
Watch this great video from Giulia Scarpaleggia!
20 Best Fresh Artichoke Recipes
So then, how to cook fresh artichokes?
What dishes can you make with them?
Check out these 20 best fresh artichoke recipes from fellow food bloggers!
Click on the links or pictures and you will immediately be redirected to the recipe blog behind it, no worries!
And as always, credits and the pictures and hard work go to the food bloggers themselves!
A big thank you to all of them of course.
Ready? Here we go!
20 Best Fresh Artichoke Recipes
1) Lemon And Garlic Fresh Artichoke Spinach Dip (Healthy Happy Life)
And what else should I choose as one of the first artichoke recipes for this roundup…
This popular artichoke and spinach dip without a doubt! And I found what I needed over at Healthy Happy Life, a blog by Kathy Patalsky. Her fresh artichoke and spinach dip recipe is a vegan one, but it goes without saying that you can replace the vegan mayo and cheese with the real stuff.
Here is what Kathy says: “This lemony, garlicky spinach and fresh artichoke dip tastes extra flavorful and delicious when you serve it warm with a layer of melted cheese on top. A great way to prepare fresh artichokes!”
Thank you Kathy for this inspirational recipe!
2) Roman Style Fried Artichokes with Herb Mayonnaise (Eat, Little Bird)
Second treat in this fresh artichoke recipes roundup…
And hands down one of my favorite ways to eat fresh artichokes! These roman style fried artichokes are also known by the name of “carciofi alla giudia” or jewish style fried artichokes. Credits for this recipe go to Thanh over at Eat, Little Bird.
Here is what she says about them: “For these Roman style artichokes you need to deep fry them to make them crispy. Once you have tasted these fried artichokes, it might be hard to eat them any other way! They are perfect with just a sprinkle of sea salt, or a herby mayonnaise which helps to cut through the greasiness.”
Thank you Thanh!
3) Vegetarian Fresh Artichoke Risotto (The Spruce Eats)
Quite often a recipe from The Spruce Eats ends up in my roundups.
This time it is no different: what about this this fresh artichoke risotto? It looks absolutely delicious! Credits go to Jolinda Hackett. She has written books about plant based cooking and has developed hundreds of vegan and vegetarian recipes.
And she says: “This fresh artichoke risotto is a festive veggie dish for Easter and any vibrant spring meal!”
I had never thought of making a risotto with fresh artichokes, so this one is on my to try list! This is a reduced fat recipe, but add extra cream, butter or cheese if you like.
Thank you Jolinda for this lovely risotto recipe!
4) Roasted Artichokes With Chorizo Dressing (Foodie Crush)
Is this a main or side dish?
I would say both! I can easily see these roasted fresh artichokes with chorizo dressing also a delicious light lunch. Or a vegetable side dish for fish such as sea bass. Credits for this recipe go to Heidi, the food blogger behind Foodie Crush.
Here is what Heidi says about her recipe: “Some of my favorite artichoke recipes are made with canned artichokes, which is great because I can soothe my crave for artichokes any time of the year. But what to do when fresh artichokes are in season? Forget about the jars, I am going for the fresh ones of course.”
Thank you Heidi for this recipe!
5) Paccheri Pasta with Fresh Artichokes, Shrimp And Pancetta (Honest Cooking)
Pasta and fresh artichokes, I am in!
What I loved so much about this fresh artichoke recipes the minute I saw it on Honest Cooking were those vibrant colors. Rowena Dumlao Giardina is the creator behind this fresh artichoke, shrimp and pancetta pasta!
And she says: “I love pasta dishes with lots of different ingredients. I still had a couple of fresh artichokes, a handful of fresh shrimp and a chunk of pancetta. These ingredients pack a punch! A simple and really delicious pasta dish. Definitely one that I should be making more often. My recipe here asks for fresh artichokes, not the preserved ones because they really taste different.”
Thank you so much Rowena!
6) Grilled Fresh Artichokes With A Zesty Garlic Aioli (California Grown)
Is this an appetizer or a snack?
Or perhaps a lovely light lunch idea! These grilled fresh artichokes with a zesty garlic aioli over at California Grown look and sound absolutely perfect if you ask me. Credits go to blogger Susan Phillips!
And here is what she says about her recipe: “These grilled fresh artichokes with a zesty homemade garlic aioli are my go to recipe idea to please family and friend over the weekend. These artichokes are the perfect little nibble to share while the rest of your dinner is being prepared. And believe me, they will be gone in just seconds. Everyone loves them!”
Thank you so much for this artichoke recipes Susan!
7) Lamb Tagine With Artichoke Hearts, Dried Apricots And Preserved Lemon (Sure La Table)
Here is a lovely one pot dinner…
How about this lamb tagging with artichoke hearts, dried apricots and preserved lemon? I say yes to that! If I am right, this artichoke recipes comes from a cookbook by the name of “By Things Cooks Love” and was reprinted over at Sur La Table with permission of Andrews McMeel Publishing. The recipes are by Marie Simmons and the photography was done by Ben Fink.
I hope it is alright to mention this artichoke recipes here and also use the picture. If not, contact me or leave a comment below!
Braised lamb and artichokes, that combination sounds like music to my ears…
Thank you for this delightful recipe!
8) Big Heart Artichoke And White Wine Parmesan Soup (Food And Wine)
I have to admit that I had trouble finding an artichoke soup recipe.
Sure, there are many artichoke recipes soups online but they are all made with tinned or marinated artichokes. I was really looking for a fresh artichoke soup to add to my artichoke recipes roundup! And I found just what I wanted over at the well known Food And Wine website: look how creamy this artichoke, white wine and parmesan soup looks!
David Myers is the chef behind this lovely silky artichoke soup: “Fresh artichokes have such an earthy flavor. A great match for that parmesan cheese.”
Artichokes, parmesan, white wine and cream? Please!
Thank you so much for this delightful soup recipe!
9) Braised Artichokes with Tomatoes and Mint (Bon Appétit)
What I liked about this next artichoke recipes is the vibrant reddish oil!
Beautifully braised artichokes with tomatoes and mint, a combination that I would not immediately have thought of but my palate tells me that it has to be fantastic! Credits for this lovely artichoke recipes go to a couple of guest photographer and blogger Rita Sodi, Jody Williams and Eva Kolenko over at another well known culinary website called Bon Appétit.
And here is a little advice that they give before you start this recipe: “Pick bright fresh artichokes with tightly packed, squeaky firm green leaves and a freshly cut stem.”
Thank you so much for this great looking vegetable side dish, ladies!
10) Shrimp Scampi with Artichokes (From A Chef’s Kitchen)
Here is another delicious shrimp and artichoke recipes!
Carol Borchardt is the food blogger behind From A Chef’s Kitchen, a website full of easy gourmet recipes. She based her shrimp scampi with artichokes recipes on a recipe from Ellie Krieger’s ‘The Food You Crave’ award winning cookbook.
And Carole says this about the recipe: “This artichoke and shrimp dish is a deliciously easy Italian spring classic Italian, perfect for an elegant dinner for two! This recipe showcases one of spring’s first vegetable arrivals: fresh artichokes! Artichokes have such a delicate flavor. This shrimp recipe tastes at its best if you use fresh ones.”
Thank you so much for this lovely dinner idea, Carol and Ellie!
11) Roman Style Braised Artichokes (Italian Food Forever)
I said before in this artichoke recipes roundup that those jewish style artichokes were my favorite.
And she says: “I love fresh artichokes prepared in just about any way, especially when it is fresh artichoke season here. Around that time I think I prepare these roman style braised artichokes at least once a week, no kidding. They are so easy to prep and cook. Once they are done braising, these artichokes are so tender. Such an addictive treat!”
Thank you so much for this recipe Deborah!
12) Baby Artichoke Gratin With Parsleyed Crumbs (Just A Little Bit Of Bacon)
A gratin, this is yet another artichoke recipes that I had never thought of making before!
Credits for this golden baby artichoke gratin with parsleyed crumbs go to Annemarie who is the food blogger behind Just A Little Bit Of Bacon.
And here is what she says about this fresh artichoke gratin: “Do you want to know how to cook with fresh baby artichokes? For this easy artichoke recipes fresh baby artichokes are first cleaned and trimmed, then topped off with parsley breadcrumbs, baked. And there you go: you just made a lovely baked artichoke gratin. What a great holiday dish this one is as well!”
Thank you so much Annemarie for this artichoke gratin!
13) Pasta With Fresh Artichokes, Olives And Guanciale (Italian Food Forever)
Oh, here is yet another fresh artichoke recipes by chef Deborah!
Do you remember her roman style braised artichokes that I talked about a little earlier?
Well here is another one of her fresh artichoke recipes: this is a lovely looking bowl of fresh artichoke, olive and Guanciale pasta! That picture looks so inviting, I just want to dig in! You can find this recipe and many more on her blog called Italian Food Forever.
And she says: “Guanciale is Italian cured pork cheek that we use to make a traditional carbonara. But you can use pancetta or even unsmoked bacon instead if you like here.”
Thank you so much for this lovely recipe Deborah!
14) Lemon And Feta Cheese Roasted Artichokes With Fresh Mint (Kale And Caramel)
Let’s add another side dish to our fresh artichoke recipes roundup…
How about these lemon and feta cheese roasted artichokes with fresh mint and a bunch of other tasty ingredients? Credits for this recipe go to Lily Diamond who is the blogger behind Kale And Caramel.
And she says: “This artichoke recipes is a family favorite! Just imagine roasted artichokes with plenty of lemon and olive oil, layers of breadcrumbs, garlic and feta cheese… Expect incredibly tender artichoke hearts and leaves and deep flavors. The fresh mint and toasted pine nuts are the perfect garnish. I am sure that you are going to love these roasted artichokes as much as we did.”
Thank you Lily!
15) Crispy Braised Chicken Thighs with Artichokes (Feasting At Home)
Braised chicken thighs and artichokes?
This one will surely a winner! And a dish that could easily become a family favorite here, I am sure about it. Credits for this braised chicken and artichokes recipe go to food blogger Sylvia who runs a blog by the name of Feasting At Home.
Let’s see what Sylvia says about her recipe: “You will love these crispy braised chicken thighs! This one pan dish is packed with a mixture of favors coming from the artichoke hearts, the leeks, potatoes and that fragrant fresh tarragon! What a delicious French style one pan chicken recipe, perfect for spring when the fresh artichokes season is on!”
Thank you so much Sylvia!
16) Roasted Artichoke Salad (Love And Lemons)
We haven’t had a fresh salad recipe in this artichoke recipes roundup, have we?
Well I found just what I wanted over at Love And Lemons. Look at this fresh and vibrant looking roasted fresh artichoke salad with mint pesto! Oh I absolutely love the sound of that. Credits for this recipe go to blogger Jeanine.
Here is what she says about this salad: “This savory fresh artichoke salad is a must try spring or summer lunch and side dish recipe! The lemony fresh artichokes and then that zingy fresh mint pesto add so many bright layers of flavor. A fun salad to make and so satisfying to eat afterwards.”
Thank you so much Jeanine!
17) Stuffed Artichokes with Italian Breadcrumbs (With Food And Love)
Sounds like my kind of recipe! Credits go to Sher Castellano. She is a chef and former health coach behind the award winning blog With Food + Love.
And she says: “Cleaning and cooking fresh artichokes can often be a little intimidating. But once you know how to do it, you will love them so much. Fresh artichokes can be fairly dirty if you ask me. And that is why I like to give them a good soak in a lemon water bath before I prepare them. This will help loosen any trapped in dirt or bugs in between the leaves.”
Thank you so much Sher for this wonderful artichoke recipes!
18) Easy Pan Fried Artichokes & Cilantro Mayo
And do allow me to squeeze in one of my very own fresh artichoke recipes!
Are you looking for a yummy appetizer bite or a super savory summer side dish? You will just adore these delicious pan fried artichokes in homemade cilantro mayo! And this one is also so easy to prepare.
You can make this dish with frozen artichokes if you don’t find fresh artichokes. In my recipe I show you how to thaw them perfectly to get that golden caramelisation afterwards. However I would not use canned or marinated artichokes because those will not crisp up enough, which really makes or breaks this appetizer here.
Enjoy my lovely pan fried artichoke recipes!
19) Aegean Style Roasted Artichokes and Potatoes (Diane Kochilas)
Artichokes and potatoes?
I could eat this as a full meal! Or how about a lovely side dish for braised lamb for instance. Credits for this Aegean style roasted artichokes and potatoes dish go to Diane Kochilas who runs a blog with that very same name.
And she says: “These potatoes and artichokes are a perfect veggie main dish with lots of good quality olive oil! It comes from the island of Milos, but you can find similar versions all over Greece of course. Fresh artichokes grow mainly in the Peloponnese, Crete and Tinos in Greece. Did you know that artichokes are one of the oldest cultivated vegetables in the Mediterranean region?”
Thank you Diane!
20) Braised Lamb-Stuffed Artichoke Hearts (New York Shuk)
And last but not least in this fresh artichoke recipes roundup…
What do you think of these succulent looking braised lamb stuffed artichoke hearts? Credits for this beauty go to Ron and Leetal Azazi over at New York Shuk. They run an artisanal food company that focuses on Sephardic and Middle Eastern Jewish cuisines.
Here is what they say: “You can use fresh or frozen artichokes for this recipe. In either case the reward will be worth it. These braised lamb stuffed artichokes are so unique, packed with the most exquisite flavors coming from that lamb, the artichokes, baharat and reduced braising liquid.”
Thank you so much for this absolutely fantastic treat, Ron and Leetal!