An easy and basic method for making tender roasted artichoke halves in the oven. Can be eaten as is or enjoyed with your favorite dip or sauce. Naturally vegan and gluten-free.
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What are roasted artichoke halves?
An artichoke globe is the flower bud of a thistle plant before it matures into a purple flower.
Once the stem and lower petals have been trimmed off and the petals trimmed of any spikes, the globe can be cut in half.
These artichoke halves are then brushed with lemon, oil and seasoning (or whatever your preference may be) and oven-roasted until tender.
😋Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- There simply is no other food that tastes like this vegetable
- Minimal effort and ingredients
- Eating an artichoke is an event to be enjoyed by separating each petal until you get to the heart
- A fabulous side vegetable to many different meals or the perfect entree/appetizer
✔️Ingredients You’ll Need
Notes on some of the ingredients, the full list of ingredients and their measurements can be found in the recipe card below.
Fresh artichokes can be either green or purple in color and should be purchased free of any blemishes and bruising.
Olive oil or avocado oil is brushed onto the outer part of the artichoke halves, both the cut and outer sides.
If you’d like to make roasted artichokes without oil, simply leave this out and spray some lemon juice or water on the artichokes before roasting. However, do note that they tend to be drier.
Lemon juice from a fresh lemon is added to the cut side of the artichoke to avoid them turning brown.
Roasted artichoke without lemon can be achieved, you’ll just need to work faster.
Salt and pepper are added for flavoring, which can be added to taste.
How To Roast Artichoke?
In order to roast artichokes a little bit of preparation/cleaning is required;
How to clean artichokes
Step 1 - a. Cut off stems of each artichoke, leaving about 2-3cm (just over an inch), peel the remaining attached stem and pick off unwanted petals near the stem, look for petals that are not fleshy and or are wilted.
b. Trim off the tops approximately 2cm (just under an inch) and discard the cut pieces.
c. Using kitchen scissors, snip the tips of each remaining petal to remove any spikes.
d. Wash each globe thoroughly under running water, and get under the outer petals to clean away any debris within each petal
Preparing artichoke halves
Step 2 - Cut each artichoke in half (lengthways) and brush lemon juice onto cut side immediately to avoid browning.
Brush each artichoke with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Place artichoke halves face down on a lined baking tray/sheet.
Roast artichokes in a preheated 200C (392F) fan-forced oven for 25 minutes or until the petals are tender and come off easily.
Roasted Artichoke Tips
When cutting the artichoke halves, do this at the last minute if you’re avoiding using lemons as they tend to brown quickly.
These basic oven-roasted artichokes can be flavored with many flavorings, examples;
- Crushed garlic
- Freshly chopped herbs such as rosemary, thyme, parsley or coriander (cilantro)
- Freshly crushed chilli or dried chilli flakes
What flavoring did you use? Let me know in the comments below.
Whilst these easy oven-roasted artichokes halves can definitely be enjoyed as is (they are delicious) they can also be served with your favorite dipping sauce such as;
- Cashew ranch dressing
- Toum (garlic sauce)
- Eggless mayonnaise
- Tarator (Lebanese lemon tahini sauce)
- Vegan fry sauce
- Vegan bbq ranch dressing
- Baba ghanouj (eggplant dip)
- Some chili shatta sauce (featured in the first photo)
Try sprinkling some vegan ranch seasoning onto the artichokes.
Enjoy as an appetizer, starter, or even as a side with vegan roast dinners.
Each petal should be eaten separately; do this by inserting each petal into your mouth base first, and gently scrape the flesh with your teeth
Once all petals are consumed, you will reach the choke (the hairy part), which is within the heart, scrap the choke out and consume the heart.
Roasted artichoke can be eaten plain or with your favorite sauce/dip.
Pierce the artichoke heart (the base of the stalk) with a fork and if the fork is able to pierce right through it is cooked. Or another technique is, if you are easily able to pull a tender petal off with no effort then it is cooked.
How to Store Roasted Artichoke?
Once the roasted artichoke halves have cooled down to room temperature, place them into a sealed container and store them in the fridge for up to 3 days. Do not freeze. Reheat as needed.
Want another roasting recipe? Check out our crunchy oven roasted cumin chickpeas recipe
Easy Oven Roasted Artichoke Halves
- Cut off stems of each artichoke, leaving about 2-3cm (just over an inch), peel the remaining attached stem and pick off unwanted petals near the stem, look for petals that are not fleshy and or are wilted. Trim off the tops approximately 2cm (just under an inch) and discard cut pieces. Using kitchen scissors, snip the tips of each remaining petal to remove any spikes. Wash each artichoke thoroughly under running water, get under the outer petals to clean away any debris within each petal6 Artichokes
Preparing artichoke halves
- Cut each artichoke in half (lengthways) and brush lemon juice onto cut side immediately to avoid browning. Place artichoke halves face down on a lined baking tray/sheet. Brush each artichoke with olive oil, season with salt and pepper. Roast artichokes in a preheated 200C (392F) fan forced oven for 25 minutes or until the petals are tender and come off easily.1-2 tablespoon Olive oil, 1 pinch Salt, 1 pinch Black pepper, ½ small Lemon
N.B., nutrition info is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. This will vary based on the specific ingredients you use.
I made your roasted artichoke and served with eggless mayonnaise dip. It was a delicious meal, thanks!
Found your recipe while looking for ways to prepare the baby artichokes that I found in the grocery store yesterday. Your method is perfect. Just salt, pepper and lemon is all you need for flavor.
Roasted artichokes are the BEST! Grilling them are a hit as well, salt, pepper, garlic, sprinkle with vegan parmesan!
the video is a good
These sound so delicious, and love that it is such an easy recipe! Cannot wait to try them!
Such a great & simple recipe. I’ve been meaning to make artichoke pizza for AGES and now I know how to roast em perfectly 😊😊