I recently had the best grilled artichokes at a restaurant called Bricktops in Nashville, TN. It’s halved, sprinkled with spices, and served with an aioli sauce. It was a great appetizer, but I would have eaten it as a meal it was so good.
When I returned home the next day, those artichokes played with my mine. I wanted more, and I wanted them now. However, I didn’t have fresh artichokes readily available to me, nor did I have a grill to complete the task. I did have a couple of canned artichoke hearts, though, and threw them on a pan with a drizzle of olive oil and spices that went straight into the oven. While they roasted I whipped up a quick horseradish sauce.
The crispy leaves and the soft hearts served as a delicious appetizer that even my little brother and sister enjoyed.
~These roasted artichokes are paleo, nut-free, soy-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free.
- 3 15 oz. cans artichoke hearts
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise*
- 1/4-1 teaspoons horseradish
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 375*.
- Rinse off artichoke hearts with water and drain.
- Finely mince garlic cloves and toss with artichoke hearts. Drizzle olive oil over and toss.
- Spread evenly on a baking sheet and place on the middle rack of your oven.
- Roast for about 1 hour or until artichoke hearts are golden brown and crispy.
- Sprinkle salt and pepper on top and serve warm with dip.
- Mix all ingredients together thoroughly.
- How much horseradish you use depends on how strong your horseradish is and how much you like of it. Start with a small amount and work yourself up to your desired taste.
*Mayonnaise is not considered the most healthy food, but you can always make your own so that you can control what exactly goes into it. For a quick store-bought mayonnaise, I like a brand called Lemonaise.
- Artichokes: Artichokes are very low in calories and contain a good amount of fiber. They are packed with antioxidants. In fact, artichokes are #7 on the USDA’s top 20 antioxidant-rich foods list.
- Olive Oil: A good source of Omega-3 oil, which can help lower bad cholesterol. It also helps promote clear and healthy skin, nails, and hair.