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The Greenlove : : Artichokes with Thyme and Garlic Vinaigrette

Artichokes with Thyme and Garlic Vinaigrette

A couple of months ago, Junia from the lovely blog Mis Pensamientos sent me an invitation, asking whether I‘d like to be part of the Bloghop community {joined by many others wonderful cooks and bakers}- - I would be more than happy to join; I said!

You see; I was fascinating to see so many talented people who share the same  passion. Passion for food.

It’s almost unbelievable! Especially since February Chocolate bloghop event {which I was unable to co-host due to my travel}-- So many scrumptious Chocolate Recipes were future! 



My eyes certainly enjoyed what they saw…pure temptation! :)



So this month, I’m delighted to be co-hosting The #Greenlove bloghop with up to many other fabulous food bloggers. And yes, this month is all about healthy-gorgeous green vegetables recipes! 

I decided to share this green recipe; Artichokes with a thyme and garlic Vinaigrette. Obviously, many vegetables recipes ideas were in my mind, but I wanted to share something that we ate just recently.

This is what we ate just before traveling home. J. and I have a passion for these delicate green flowers. Artichokes are not only pretty! They also are high in antioxidant and other wonderful health benefits. You can see more artichoke health benefits here. 



Oh the most beautiful green vegetables!

Hope you like it!


Steamed Artichoke with Thyme and Garlic Vinaigrette

2 Artichokes,cleaned and trimmed
Juice of 1/2 fresh lemon

Preparation:
In a large stockpot, add water and bring to boil. Add cleaned artichokes and lemon juice. Reduce heat to low, cover and let cook for about 40-45 minutes or until leaves are tender. When ready, drain the artichokes upside down (let them drain completely). 

When is cool enough to handle, take a spoon and simply remove the 'choke' ( the hairy fiber in the middle of the artichoke) That is not edible. Place on serving dish and pour the vinaigrette all over the artichokes.


Thyme and Garlic Vinaigrette

3 Tbsp Thyme Leaves  {I used fresh leaves but dry leaves can be used too}
2 Garlic Cloves
Sea Salt
Olive oil
1/2 C. olive oil
2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1 clove of garlic

Preparation:
Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.Refrigerate until ready to use.Serve with the artichokes and warm slices of french stick / baguette  bread.


~This is the Love bloghop!
You can join the fun too! Just by linking any green vegetable recipe, posted during this month {march}- And Don’t forget to link back to this post too, so that your readers know to come stop by the #greenlove event! The twitter hash tag is #greenlove :)

35 comments:

Maureen said...

I am absolutely swooning over these photos!!

Junia said...

aldy, i love artichokes! actually i've never steamed my own before. i'm going to have to try this later this week! i'm trying to vary up my greens. :) beautiful photography as always :)!

Prieta said...

Those artichokes look very inviting, beautiful pictures, too!

Cindy DG said...

Stopping by to send you some #greenslove! Happy to be co-hosting with you! :) We love chokes and we are just beginning to get into recipes with them! Glad to have this one!
Cindy
http://vegetarianmamma.blogspot.com

EA-The Spicy RD said...

We LOVE artichokes in our family, kids included, and your vinaigrette looks fabulous! So happy to have discovered your blog through #greenslove. I was reading through, and found out you live in New Zealand. My family and I will be travelling there the April for 2 weeks, and would love any travel suggestions you have to share. Love your photos!

Soni said...

So beautiful!I love artichokes and this recipe is so simple but packed with so much flavor!Would love to try it sometime :)Great pics!

Georgie said...

WOW! Just beautiful.. hte photography is ogrgeous and the recipe is so good. Love!

Elizabeth @Mango_Queen said...

I love artichokes and love this new recipe idea. Artichokes always remind me of my Mom, they were here favorite. Thanks for the recipe & sharing the GreensLove with us!

Juliane said...

Oh Yummy Yum Yum! I've been wanting to make artichokes and this recipe looks perfect!! Can't wait to try it out! Thank you, and beautiful blog!! Xo's ~Juliane of www.StyleNectar.com

Becky said...

I have made artichokes before, but never with vinaigrette. I will have to try this one. Sending #greenslove your way!

dudut said...

HI there Aldy!

first time here and i love what i saw :)

lovely recipe, so easy! great photos you have here as well :)

i have never ate artichokes, probably because they are not easily available here in Manila, if they are selling somewhere, i don't know. but if I can buy one, i will try this recipe of yours!

glad to be be co hosting with you :)

Reem | Simply Reem said...

Beautiful photography!!!!
And wonderful recipe....
Sending you #greenlove ....

Jackie @ Vegan Yack Attack! said...

Those are some beautiful photos, really though, great job! And artichokes? Mmmm.. Yummy! Sending #greenslove your way. :)

Aldy @ Al Dente Gourmet said...

Thanks, Beautiful People! I really appreciate all the awesome feedback :)

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Hello, Aldy! I added another artichoke recipe to your blog hop :) I absolutely love artichokes and yours look beautiful and delicious.

Laura at The Art of Cooking Real Food said...

Thanks for sharing this - I'm ashamed to say I've never prepped my own artichokes before (my defense is that they don't grow here, but we *do* actually have them available in the grocery stores :-). Love the vinaigrette, and I think I need to give this whole recipe a try!

Richgail said...

I loooove artichokes, combined with your beautiful photography, I am completely sold on this dish.

Aldy @ Al Dente Gourmet said...

@ SavoringTime in the Kitchen, Hey! Happy you joined the Greenlove :)

Hugs <3

Aldy @ Al Dente Gourmet said...

@ Laura,

@ Richgail,

Thank you very much :) Glad you liked it!

Betsy said...

omigosh! These artichokes are so beautiful! You have done a fabulous job of capturing them. We're hosting an online seasonal potluck and March is artichoke month. I know our readers would love your recipe, if you'd like to link up! http://bit.ly/zRfNjo

quicks said...

I have never seen such a beautiful artichoke before. Really! I'm drooling over your pics. Loving this recipe :-)

Valerie said...

I love your blog a lot! I love your pictures, your food, travels... everything!! I'll be following you by now! nd this recipe is absolutely amazing! I love the vinaigrette you made.

Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen said...

Artichokes are one of the vegetables I most look forward to in spring. I love the process of eating one, it really makes you slow down and savor it.

Yo. said...

I looove artichokes! A also have them very often with vinaigrette...so good...

Danguole said...

Lovely photos! Artichokes are amazing--I bet garlic and thyme just sends it over the top.

Juliana said...

Aldy, your pictures are always so pretty...we love artichokes...and your vinaigrette sounds delicious, so tasty...will have to try this next time cooking artichokes.
Hope you are having a fabulous week :)

Rosita Vargas said...

Me encantan las alcachofas y la vinagreta que has preparado hermosa receta y hermosas fotos,felicitaciones,abrazos hugs,hugs.

Linda said...

Your photos are so beautiful! I love your style and I love these artichokes! I'm always looking for good recipes to use artichokes and this on sounds delicious!!

Terra said...

I love that you joined up with LoveBlogHop, your site is gorgeous! I love learning all I can about food styling and food photography! Your artichoke and vinaigrette sounds delicious:-) Hugs, Terra

The Wimpy Vegetarian said...

What gorgeous, gorgeous photos!!! Welcome to our bloghop this month. Artichokes are one of my favorite veggies, and I'm trying (so far unsuccessfully, to grow them:-)

Magic of Spice said...

Artichokes are a favorite snack for family time...anytime really :) And I am loving this vinaigrette, will have to try this out!

Choc Chip Uru said...

What a wonderfully refresing vinegarette :D
Lovely recipe!

Cheers
Choc Chip Uru
Latest: Strawberry Hot Fudge Choc Cobbler

Virtually Vegan Mama said...

this looks absolutely lovely, gorgeous photos! what kind of camera do you use?

#greenslove!

Jen

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