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Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 5 mins
Yield: 2 servings

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Quick and Easy Artichokes with Lemon Vinaigrette
This recipe serves: 2  
2 large artichokes
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1 tablespoon finely chopped shallots
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
salt to taste
freshly ground black pepper

Cooking Instructions
1. Slice about 1 inch off the top of each artichoke and trim the stems. Remove the tough outer leaves and trim any sharp, thorny leaf tips with scissors.

2. Place the artichokes, stem end down, in a microwaveable dish with about 1/2 cup of water. Cover the dish with plastic wrap and microwave on high for 4 to 5 minutes or until the stem end of the artichoke is just tender when pierced with a knife. (The artichokes can be cooked in advance and stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.)

3. In a small bowl, whisk the lemon juice, lemon zest, shallots and olive oil together. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

4. Serve the artichokes with a small bowl of vinagrette to dip the leaves in.

Serving Size: 1 artichoke with vinaigrette

Nutritional Information
Number of Servings: 2
Per Serving
Calories 142 Carbohydrate 19 g
Fat 7 g Fiber 9 g
Protein 5 g Saturated Fat 1 g
Sodium 230 mg    


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