Lemon Artichokes with Spinach Dressing and Grilled Feta Cheese


For the artichokes

  • 8 large artichokes

  • 4 large lemons

  • 3 cups water

  • 4 cloves garlic fine chopped

  • 2 spring onions fine chopped

  • 1 white onion fine chopped

  • 1/4 cup fresh dill fine chopped

  • 1/4 cup fennel  fine chopped

  • salt and pepper

  • extra virgin olive oil

Spinach dressing

  • 1/2 cup fresh spinach

  • 1/4 cup fresh dill

  • 1/4 cup fennel

  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

  • 1/2 cup olive oil

  • salt and pepper

For the feta cheese

  • 200 gr feta cheese

  • 1 baking sheet


For the artichokes

Squeeze the juice of 2 lemons. Fill a bowl of cold water and add the lemon juice. Use a knife to trim the bottom off the artichokes stems. Snip the thorn off the leaves with kitchen shears. Cut off about 1 inch from the tops. With a spoon scoop out the fuzzy chokes. Place the trimmed artichokes in the lemon water to prevent discoloration.

In a large pan heat olive oil add the onions and cook for 5 min. Add the juice of the remaining 2 lemons, and the 2 cups of water. Add the artichokes in a single layer. Top with garlic, salt and pepper, olive oil. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer, turning the artichokes once, until tender when pierced with a fork. About 20 minutes

Transfer the artichokes to a deep platter. Simmer the liquid remaining in the pan over medium heat until reduced. About 10 min. Add 1 spoon olive oil.

Drizzle the artichokes with the sauce.

For the spinach dressing

Pulse the spinach, the dill and the fennel in a food processor. Add the olive oil, the lemon, salt and pepper  and pulse to combine.

For the feta cheese

With the knife cut the feta cheese in 8 pieces. Heat the oven to 200 c. Place the feta cheese onto a baking sheet. Place into the oven. Bake for 10 min until warmed and softened or until beginning to color.

How to serve

Serve the artichokes in a bowl plate, drizzle with the lemon sauce and the spinach dressing. Top with the grilled feta cheese.

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Nutrition facts (100g)

  • cal : 47

  • Total fat : 0,2g

  • Cholesterol : 0 mg

  • Sodium: 94 mg

  • Potassium: 370 mg

  • Total carbohydrate: 11 g

  • Dietary fiber: 5 g

  • Sugar: 1 g

  • Protein: 3,3 g

  • Calcium: 4%

  • Vitamin C: 19%

  • Iron: 7%

  • Vitamin B-6: 5%

  • Magnesium: 15%