All About Cardone

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If I had to guess, cardone probably isn't on your table often. In fact, many of my friends have never heard of the vegetable. This Mediterranean staple is a cousin of artichoke and considered a delicacy in traditional French and Italian cuisines. It looks similar to celery, but the stalk is not eaten raw. Ocean Mist Farms is one of the only growers of cardone in the U.S., and with the season coming up, it's perfect timing to share a few recipes to inspire you to cook with cardone.  

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Field to Table Skillet Breakfast

What if you could get your day's worth of veggies in at breakfast? This Field to Table Skillet Breakfast is packed full of fennel, artichokes, bell peppers, and of course--cardone. It's full of flavor, protein, and fiber for the perfect start to your day and is a great way to impress your brunch friends. Plus, it's dairy-free and gluten-free so it's suitable for a wide variety of diet restrictions.

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Cardone Gratin

Cardone Gratin is a unique, nutrient dense spin on potatoes au gratin. Cardone is only 15 calories per serving and low in carbs, which means you can enjoy more of the breadcrumb topping, right? Soak the cardone the night before to soften, and with just a handful of ingredients, it comes together in a little over 30 minutes. 

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Easy Tuscan Cardone Soup

In almost the same amount of time, whip up this Easy Tuscan Cardone Soup. This fibrous vegetable purees easily into a creamy soup to serve as a side or a main course. There is truly nothing better on a chilly day than a cozy soup. 

From breakfast to dinner, cardone is a special vegetable that can be enjoyed any time of day. Be on the lookout for it in stores starting in November, and enjoy it before it's gone! 

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Diana McClean
Growing up on California's central coast, I enjoyed delicious artichokes around the family dinner table and always on Christmas Eve! It is beyond perfection that I now market artichokes for a living and get to share the Ocean Mist Farms story and my love of all things fresh.
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