Easy Vegan Artichokes (Oil-Free)

Easy Vegan Artichokes PinThis Oil-Free Easy Vegan Artichokes recipe is super simple and absolutely delicious. It takes about 5 minutes to prepare the artichokes and another 20 to 30 minutes to steam them so they’re a great snack or appetizer to show off to your dinner guests.

Several years ago, long before we went Whole-Food Plant-Based (WFPB), Amelia tried to make some roasted artichokes but they came out tough as vegan leather. Since they were so expensive back in the states, we decided to not ruin any more perfectly good artichokes that someone else could prepare more successfully.

However, now that we live in Ecuador, the artichokes are much more affordable so I decided to give them another try. These artichokes cost us only 28 cents each! We already went back and bought 4 more after we made this delicious recipe!

The prep work is very easy. Just cut a little off the top and bottom of the artichoke, use a very sharp knife to cut them in half, and then scoop out the hairy fibrous material at the center. Steam them for 20 to 30 minutes until they’re nice and soft, then serve with some fresh squeezed lemon juice over them.

Easy Vegan ArtichokesA lot of people don’t know how to eat artichokes prepared this way, so here’s a quick tutorial. Peel off a leaf, hold the pointy end with your fingers and put the flat end in your mouth. Pull off the soft part at the base of the leaf with your teeth and enjoy. Once you get to the center, it’s all edible and delicious!

You can also scrape out all the good stuff and use it to make artichoke dip, but that would be very time consuming. We usually just by them frozen or canned for dip recipes.

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This Oil-Free Easy Vegan Artichokes recipe is super simple and absolutely delicious. It takes about 5 minutes to prepare the artichokes and another 20 to 30 minutes to steam them so they're a great snack or appetizer to show off to your dinner guests.
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Easy Vegan Artichokes
Votes: 1
Rating: 5
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This Oil-Free Easy Vegan Artichokes recipe is super simple and absolutely delicious. It takes about 5 minutes to prepare the artichokes and another 20 to 30 minutes to steam them so they're a great snack or appetizer to show off to your dinner guests.
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Wash the artichokes.
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  2. Cut about 1/4 inch off the top and bottom of the artichokes.
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  3. Cut the artichokes in half and scoop out the hairy, fibrous material in the middle. Use a small knife to make an incision at the base of the fibers, then scoop them out with a spoon.
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  4. Place them on a steamer tray inside a large pot. Fill the pot with enough water to almost touch the bottom of the steamer tray. Cover and bring the water to a boil. Let simmer for 20 to 30 minutes or until the soft part of the artichokes just above the stem is fork tender. You may need to add more water during cooking so check it every 10 minutes.
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  5. Serve with a lemon cut into quarters. Squeeze the lemon over the artichoke and enjoy as a delicious side dish, snack or appetizer.
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Recipe Notes

Serving size is 1 artichoke.

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