Artichokes take a bit of prep work, but their smooth texture and delicate flavor make them well worth the effort. Need more convincing? These edible relatives of the thistle are rich in antioxidants. To reap maximum benefit, be sure to eat the tender parts of the leaves as well as the heart.
Have you ever ordered an antipasto plate at your local Italian restaurant? Picture every delicious item from that platter – artichokes, roasted peppers and pepperoncini – all tossed together in a salad with a gorgeous oregano-cheese dressing. We promise, you’ve never had anything like this salad!