Looking for the best artichoke recipes? Want to know how to cook artichoke? We have plenty of inspiring ways to use this unique veg, including artichoke hearts and whole globe artichokes.


When are artichokes in season?

Artichokes are in season from June to November.

How to prepare artichoke

  1. If you’re looking to eat the tender stem of the leaves, as well as the heart of the artichoke, use a sharp knife to trim the top third of the artichoke, then trim any tough outer leaves from around the side with a pair of scissors. Then steam, boil or roast until you can easily pull out a leaf from the globe.
  2. If you’re after the tender heart, use a sharp knife to cut the artichoke in half. Remove from the hairy choke, then trim all the way around the heart until you that’s all you’re left with. Put into cold water with a little lemon juice to stop them from discolouring while you prep the rest. Then blanch and griddle, or steam, boil or roast until tender.
  3. For an easier option use ready prepared artichoke hearts from a jar.

Why we love artichokes

The act of preparing a globe artichoke takes a little work, but we love the reward at the end of the process. Artichokes can be enjoyed simply cooked whole and dipped in mayo or butter, but the hearts can also be put to good use in pies, summer salads and veggie pasta dishes. Some of our favourite restaurants have shared their artichoke recipes below, too, including decadent deep-fried ideas.

Health benefits of artichokes

Artichokes are rich in vitamins and minerals and full of fibre. They are a good source of vitamin C and folate.

Easy artichoke recipes

Artichoke pie with spinach and cheese

Take your cheese pie up a notch with rich marinated artichoke and spinach. This savoury pie will leave you wanting more and is perfect served with a simple green salad for an easy midweek meal. See more pie recipes to try here.

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Artichoke pizza with spinach cream

Ever thought of adding artichoke hearts to your pizza? Well now you'll wish you did sooner. Serve this easy yet delicious homemade pizza with a hearty salad for a simple midweek meal for four.

Spinach Artichoke Pizza Recipe

Artichoke, pea and courgetti salad with pistachio pesto

Put artichokes at the heart of this fresh and vibrant courgetti salad, complete with a nutty pistachio pesto.

Courgetti Pesto Recipe With Pea and Artichoke Salad

Artichoke alla Guidia

You only need three ingredients to make this impressive deep-fried artichoke starter. This recipe comes from nose-to-tail Italian restaurant, Manteca.

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Fried artichoke with miso mayonnaise

Looking for a fancy vegetarian starter to wow your dinner guests? Serve this crispy fried artichoke with a punchy miso mayonnaise sauce. This easy recipe comes from Kudu in Peckham, a new Modern European restaurant with a South African twist.

Fried Artichokes Recipe with Miso Mayonnaise

Artichoke, courgette and lemon farro salad

Our recipe for fresh artichoke, courgette and lemon farro salad is quick, easy to make and low-calorie. Finish off with a scatter of mint to create a winning dinner-time dish.

Artichoke, Courgette and Farro Salad with Lemon Recipe

Artichoke risotto with peas, courgette and barley

Meaty artichoke works perfectly in this recipe with barley risotto, peas and courgette. This dish feels indulgent but without the calories.

Courgette and Pea Risotto Recipe with Artichoke

Artichoke tart with bacon

Make the most of the globe artichokes this summer. They give this tart a chunky texture and extra depth of flavour with the salty bacon, making it the perfect Sunday lunch.

Artichoke Tart with Bacon Recipe

Artichoke pasta with lemon and parmesan

Mix artichoke hearts from a jar with lemon juice and parmesan, tip in hot cooked pasta and you have an easy vegetarian midweek meal ready in the time that it takes for you to set the table.

Artichoke Pasta with Lemon and Parmesan Recipe

Artichoke, tomato and green bean salad

Artichoke is rich in fibre, and combined with tomatoes, green beans and olives, it makes a fresh, healthy salad. Serve drizzled with a dressing of punchy Dijon mustard and red wine vinegar.

Artichoke Salad With Green Bean and Tomato Recipe

Artichoke, parma ham and parmesan bruschetta

Check out our twist on a classic Italian starter. Chargrilled artichokes add a hint of sweetness to salty parma ham, parmesan and fresh basil. Impress your friends with this 20-minute recipe.

Parma Ham Bruschetta with Artichoke and Parmesan Recipe

Roasted artichoke with tarragon vinaigrette

These delicate roasted artichokes are a great starter or side dish for any dinner party. This recipe takes a little bit of effort but looks impressive.

Roasted Artichokes With Tarragon Vinaigrette Recipe

Artichoke and puy lentil salad with parmesan dressing

Looking for a quick vegetarian midweek main? This salad recipe celebrates sweet grilled artichokes and balances them with rich, earthy puy lentils and nutty parmesan for an easy-to-make Monday night dinner.

Puy Lentil Salad with Artichoke and Parmesan Dressing Recipe

Artichoke and freekeh salad with golden onions, sultanas and herb labneh

Jarred artichokes work with freekeh (a roasted green wheat grain that has three times the fibre of brown rice) in this recipe to create a warm, healthy vegetarian salad with homemade labneh.

Freekeh Salad with Artichoke and Labneh Recipe

Charred artichokes with preserved lemon aïoli

These charred artichokes with preserved lemon aïoli make a great veggie starter or snack. Adding preserved lemon to the aïoli gives it a great, zesty kick.

Charred Artichokes with Preserved Lemon Aïoli Recipe

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