Artichokes are one of my family’s favorite vegetable side dishes. My kids will gobble up an entire artichoke and still beg for more! The reason they love artichokes so much is because I roast them. Roasting an artichoke, as opposed to steaming it, brings out a nutty flavor and caramelizes the artichoke so it’s salty and sweet at the same time.
For years I had no clue how to prepare an artichoke… but that all changed when I found a random article online (can’t remember where, it was so long ago), that showed me this amazing roasting technique. Seriously, follow these step-by-step instructions and you’ll never go back to eating artichokes any other way!
Most people serve artichoke hearts along with a side of butter or some sort of aioli, however, when roasted with an olive oil drizzle and other seasonings, I find they are full of flavor without the added mess or calories.