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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.

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; carbohydrates 37g; dietary fiber 9.3g; sugars 4.6g; fat 1.7g; saturated fat 0.2g; vitamin a iu 8890IU; vitamin c 42.8mg; folate 46.7mcg; calcium 121.4mg; iron 3.6mg; magnesium 111.4mg; potassium 549.4mg; sodium 192.8mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

1 starch, 1 vegetable