Monday, June 2, 2014

Marinated Artichoke Hearts

This is an easy side for a summer meal.  My dearly beloved loves artichokes no matter how prepared, so the other night I decided to surprise him with something he hadn't had in a while.

MARINATED ARTICHOKE HEARTS

Canned Artichoke Hearts

Marinade:

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp water
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp onion powder
2/3 cup vegetable oil

Drain the artichoke hearts, rinse in cold water, quarter and put in a bowl.  Pour the vinegar and water into a cruet or jar, add the garlic powder, onion powder and Italian seasoning (note: you can use your own blend of seasonings, but I buy mine from Spice Barn, and it's good).  Shake together to blend, then add the oil and shake well.  Pour some over the artichokes and refrigerate for at least an hour.  Stir before serving.

The marinade also makes a great salad dressing.  Note that there's no salt in it, and yet my dearly beloved salt fiend really liked this.  Canned artichokes do have some salt in them, but I'm not about to steam, peel and chop artichokes so I can make these from scratch.  That defeats the point of "fast and easy", don't you think?

5 comments:

SissySees said...

Your beloved has a more refined palate than mine. ;)

Pam said...

I have never thought of making my own marinated artichokes. They look GREAT!

altadenahiker said...

I made your pink coleslaw, and it's delicious. Great for snacking -- it's both tart and sweet.

Nichole Burke said...

I wonder if I would enjoy those... I like artichoke dip but have never eaten the hearts as is.

Blond Duck said...

I'm a salt fiend, but I trust your judgment. They look delicious!