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Artichokes with Tarragon Dressing

Artichokes with Tarragon Dressing

Artichokes with Tarragon Dressing

Serves: 8

Preparation: 10 minutes

Cooking: 35 minutes



4-6 artichokes
1/3 cup spring onions
Juice of 2 lemons
2 tablespoons fresh tarragon
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
Cracked black pepper and salt
1/3 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar



Wash artichokes, trim stems and remove loose outer leaves. Remove the sharp leaf tips

Cut darker green portion of leaves off the top half of artichoke; discard

Cut off stem and trim away any remaining green from base

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to boiling; add artichokes. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer covered for 20 to 30 minutes, or until a leaves pull out easily

Place artichokes in a large bowl of ice cold water and cool completely, then drain. Place artichokes upside down on paper towels

Cut artichokes in half from top through stem; use a spoon to scoop out the fibrous cores, leaving the hearts and leaves intact

Grill on BBQ, cut-side down for about 5 minutes 

For tarragon dressing, mix the oil, vinegar, spring onions, mustard and tarragon in a jar. Cover and shake well. Season to taste with salt and pepper

To serve place artichokes cut side up on a serving platter

Pour half of the tarragon dressing over artichokes

Serve with lemon wedges and remaining dressing