Marinated artichoke hearts are a great thing to have on hand. The store bought varieties can be pricey so I've created an easy, delicious and inexpensive recipe that will last in the fridge for a month!
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Store bought marinated artichoke hearts are easy and convenient. But not only are they expensive they can also be high in salt, low-quality oils, and other unwanted ingredients. With this super easy recipe you can whip together a jar in minutes using your own quality ingredients and adjusting the seasonings to your liking.
What Are Artichoke Hearts?
Artichokes are considered a vegetable but they are actually a thistle. They are the flower buds of a thistle plant that haven't bloomed yet. Cool right? They have amazing health benefits too. They are very high in fiber and contain a multitude of vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, phosphorus, and magnesium. They are also a rich source of potassium and antioxidants. They promote healthy gut bacteria as they contain inulin which is a source of prebiotic fiber that can help with bloating, indigestion and heartburn.
🥘Ingredients For Marinated Artichoke Hearts
- Canned artichoke hearts, I buy quartered for convenience
- Extra virgin olive oil
- White wine vinegar
- Fresh garlic
- Dried oregano, or fresh
- Dried parsley, or fresh
- Dried chili flakes
- Salt and pepper
White wine vinegar - you could use fresh lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, or rice vinegar. Red wine vinegar works too but it will change the colour of the marinade.
Oregano and parsley - thyme and chives (fresh or dried) also work well with this recipe. Dried herbs are used here because they are convenient (I'm all about convenience when appropriate!). You can add fresh herbs when you have them. The amount just needs to be increased. The general rule is 2 x the amount of dried.
🔪How to Make Marinated Artichokes
Step 1 - Rinse artichoke hearts under cold water, drain and pat dry with paper or kitchen towel. Place in a bowl
Step 2 - Slice or chop garlic. Add to artichokes along with the rest of the ingredients. Stir to combine.
Step 3 - Place in a jar or other air tight container and store in the fridge for up to one month.
You don't need any fancy equipment to make this recipe but if you are looking for some new jars I love these Wide Mouth Clamp Jars.
Frequently Asked Questions
Absolutely! They are very high in fiber and contain a multitude of vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, phosphorus, and magnesium. They are also a rich source of potassium and antioxidants. They promote healthy gut bacteria as they contain inulin which is a source of prebiotic fiber that can help with bloating, indigestion and heartburn.
There are so many uses for marinated artichoke hearts! Not only can you just eat them as a snack, they are a tasty addition to salads, pasta dishes, pizza, roasted vegetables, and charcuterie boards. They are also delicious baked in the oven topped with Parmesan cheese!
Artichokes are often compared to asparagus, celery, and brussels sprouts. They are mild and nutty. When marinated they will also take on the flavours of the ingredients they are marinated in.
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Marinated Artichoke Hearts
- 2 cans artichoke hearts, quarters
- ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
- ¼ cup white wine vinegar
- ½ teaspoon dried oregano, or 1 teaspoon fresh
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley, or 2 teaspoon fresh
- ½ teaspoon dried chili flakes, or to taste
- 1 clove garlic, peeled
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- Drain and rinse artichoke hearts. Pat dry with paper towel. Place in a bowl.
- Slice garlic and add to bowl. Add all remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
- Place everything in a clean glass jar or other air tight container.
- Store in fridge for up to one month.
- You can buy whole, halved or quartered artichoke hearts. Cut into sizes you like. I use the quartered for convenience.
- Substitute fresh herbs for dried adding double the amount of fresh.
- Adjust garlic and chili to your liking.