Grilled Artichokes with California Avocado

Total Time: 15 min

Prep Time:

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information
per serving

Calories 220
Total Fat 19g
Saturated Fat 2.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 12g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 90mg
Total Carbs 15g
Dietary Fiber 10g
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 3g
Potassium 580mg

(Nutrition information is for 1/2 artichoke, stuffed)

Vitamin A 438 IU; Vitamin C 19 mg; Calcium 30 mg; Iron 1.1 mg; Vitamin D 0 IU; Folate 128 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.2 g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 8%; Vitamin C 30%; Calcium 2%; Iron 6%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Two California-grown favorites, artichokes and avocado, combine deliciously in this vegan recipe.

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Serves: 4

2 large California artichokes 2 cups white wine (vegan) 2 cups water 1 head garlic 1 tsp. olive oil 2 ripe, Fresh California Avocados* 1 lemon 4 Tbsp. chopped parsley As needed sea salt to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Trim and half artichokes, clean out thistle above the hearts carefully with a spoon and discard. Place artichokes into shallow oven-safe pan filled with white wine and water.
  3. Smash two garlic cloves and set aside. Rough chop and smash remaining garlic and place into pan with artichokes. Place in oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until they are falling apart tender. Remove from pan and drain.
  4. Sprinkle each half artichoke with sea salt and then drizzle with olive oil.
  5. Get grill pan super-hot. Place artichokes on the grill until nice grill marks are achieved; remove from pan and set aside.
  6. Seed, peel and smash avocado. Place in a separate bowl with reserved garlic, zest and strained juice of one lemon and chopped parsley; mix. Sprinkle with sea salt and taste, adding more if needed.
  7. Spoon avocado mixture into artichoke halves and serve.

Serving Suggestion: Plate two stuffed artichoke halves per person for an entrée serving.

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Did You Know?

There are hundreds of avocado varieties grown in California, and to avoid injury you should never cut an avocado while holding it your hand.

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados


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