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Sauteed Spring Artichokes

Yield: 2 servings



  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Spring onions thinly sliced
  • 1 lb. baby artichokes
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Juice from 1/4 lemon
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Heat the oil in a high-sided saucepan over medium heat. Add the onions, raise the heat to medium-high, and sauté the onions for about 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add the artichokes, stirring to coat with the olive oil. Splash in the water and lemon juice and cover the pan. Stirring every so often, simmer until the base of the artichokes are tender when pierced with the tip of a knife, about 10 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste and serve.


You can serve these artichokes as a side dish just as they are or with a little Fiore Sardo grated on top, but I also like to combine them with farro and snipped chives, with pasta, or with roasted potatoes.
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