All About Purple Artichokes
Our proprietary purple artichoke variety was carefully developed with the same Gold Standard quality, taste, and eating experience artichoke aficionados have come to expect from Ocean Mist Farms. Unlike our traditional green artichokes which are grown year-round, our purple artichokes are a seasonal variety only available for a limited time in spring. Besides their tender, meaty leaves, and rich purple appearance, these gorgeous artichokes are more than just a pop of color on the plate. Keep reading to learn more!
Purple artichokes have the same numerous health benefits as traditional green chokes. One medium artichoke has 6 grams of dietary fiber and 4 grams of protein, which is particularly unique for a vegetable. They are also loaded with pre and probiotics and one of the highest vegetable sources of antioxidants. If you’re looking for ingredients that are anti-inflammatory, gut-healthy, blood sugar balancing, and of course - delicious, make sure artichokes are on your next grocery list.
How to Cook
When considering how to cook our delicious purple artichokes, use the same 5 easy steps you'd use for green artichokes:
- Rinse and clean: First, you’ll want to gently rinse and scrub the natural film off the artichoke with a soft brush, which will also remove bitterness.
- Cut the top and tail: With a sharp knife, cut off the artichoke top and the end of the tail. Pro tips: save the stems and cook right along with the artichoke and cut the tips off the petals for a restaurant-worthy feel.
- Rub with lemon: Rub the leaves with a fresh lemon to avoid browning.
- Spread petals: Gently spread out the petals to ensure even baking and distribution of seasonings.
- Add seasoning: Season your artichokes with your favorite flavors. Now, it’s ready to be cooked!
How to Enjoy
In case your cravings have kicked in by now, here are a few of our favorite recipes:
Baking purple artichokes is one of our favorite ways to serve them! Sheet pan suppers make a quick throw-and-go dinner with an even easier clean-up. Hint: line your pan with foil! By roasting your artichokes, you gain a beautifully darkened purple color and crispy exterior. Paired with your favorite beef or chicken sausage and whole baby potatoes, this delicious meal is both filling and nutritious.
Have you ever subbed your pita or tortilla chips for steamed artichoke leaves? With tender, meaty leaves, this low-carb substitute is the perfect pairing to all of your favorite dips. Paired with our homemade, creamy hummus, purple artichokes can liven your recipes with its deep earthy flavor. Whether you are building a charcuterie board or prepping a homemade dip, purple artichoke leaves make a beautiful addition to your snack array.
Our satisfying stuffed purple artichokes are a comforting, low-carb meal. By boiling medium artichokes in salt water, you create that deliciously tender center before baking. Once they’re boiled, dry them off and top with the creamy crab and spinach mixture and an irresistible bread crumb topping. Bake in the oven until golden brown and bubbling with cheesy goodness!
Purple artichokes may be seasonal, but here at Ocean Mist Farms, they have our hearts year-round. We would love to hear your favorite ways to prepare our seasonal purple artichokes. Share with us below.