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Italian artichoke salad

📋 Italian artichoke salad

This Italian artichoke salad is made with raw spiky artichokes, they are in season during the fall/winter. They are so tender, you don't need to cook them. Mixed with a fresh salad, topped with Parmesan flakes, and simply seasoned with salt, extra virgin olive oil and "real" balsamic vinegar.
Course Salad
Cuisine Italian
Diet Low Calorie, Low Fat, Vegetarian
Keyword artichoke salad, artichoke starter, raw artichoke
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 person
Calories 229kcal



Cleaning the artichoke

  • First, remove the external hard leaves, until the yellow flesh appears.
  • Then remove all the dark green tops of the leaves which have no meat and end with spikes.
  • Last peel off the green layer of the steam.
  • Immediately immerse the artichokes in water and lemon otherwise they turn black
  • Cut the artichokes into quarters
  • Cut the internal leaves
  • Slice them in thin slices

Compose the salad

  • Put on the plate some tender salad leaves
  • Layover the sliced artichoke
  • Add some freshly shredded Parmesan
  • Season with salt, pepper, and extra virgin olive oil
  • Drizzle a good balsamic vinegar
  • Enjoy!



  • Before you get started, wear a pair of dispensable gloves as artichokes stain. Prepare a bowl with fresh water and lemon juice.
  • Not all artichokes can be eaten raw,make sure you are baying the right one


Calories: 229kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 219mg | Potassium: 654mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 970IU | Vitamin C: 45mg | Calcium: 125mg | Iron: 2mg