There was a time when Anginares Politi was like saying “Artichokes Big Apple.” Politi means from the city, and for centuries Constantinople was the New York of the Greek-speaking world. If you cannot find small artichokes, you can use five large ones with the hearts cut into quarters.

Susie Jacobs
Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 1994


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  • Cut trimmed artichokes in half lengthwise. Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the artichokes, potatoes, carrots, leeks, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, until the leeks are limp, about 5 minutes.

  • Add water, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, partially covered, until the vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes. Add parsley, dill, mint, lemon zest and juice. Season with salt and pepper. Let cool; serve at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

173 calories; protein 7.2g 14% DV; carbohydrates 37g 12% DV; dietary fiber 9.3g 37% DV; sugars 4.6g; fat 1.7g 3% DV; saturated fat 0.2g 1% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 8890IU 178% DV; vitamin c 42.8mg 71% DV; folate 46.7mcg 12% DV; calcium 121.4mg 12% DV; iron 3.6mg 20% DV; magnesium 111.4mg 40% DV; potassium 549.4mg 15% DV; sodium 192.8mg 8% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 6% DV.

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I thought this was very tasty. This was my first attempt at trimming artichokes and I may not make it again if only because that task was tedious and messy. Read More