Steamed Artichokes with Micro Parsley

This simple way of cooking artichokes brings out the softness of this hearty vegetable. Be sure to use a pot large enough to fit artichokes comfortably (you only need one inch of water to start). The artichokes will contribute its juices to the cooking liquid. The micro parsley will complete the entire flavor of the dish.

3 medium sized artichokes
2 tsp minced garlic
2 Tbsp sea salt
2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
2-3 Tbsp micro parsley
1 tsp fresh squeezed lemon juice

Cooking Directions: Using a knife, cut the stalks off the artichokes. Reserve the top. Pour enough water into a large pot to come 1 inch up the sides. Place the artichokes in the pot, add the salt, garlic and extra virgin olive oil. Cover the pot and bring water to a boil over high heat for 15 minutes. Decrease the heat to low and steam the artichokes for 30 minutes, or until they are tender but still hold their shape. Place the artichokes on a plate and sprinkle with fresh micro parsley, lemon juice, and sea salt. Serve.

Original recipe courtesy of Organic America.
See the full recipe here.