Vegan Stuffed Artichokes

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An Italian classic we all know and love! Every region of Italy has their own version of this delicious dish, which usually involves parmigiano and some type of meat. I wanted to find a way for us plant-based eaters to indulge in the wonderful season of artichokes, but spare us the inflammation! Makes 2 chokes. 

What You'll Need:

1 cup quinoa, uncooked

1/2 cup nutritional yeast

4 cloves garlic, minced

handful of fresh oregano, minced

handful of fresh parsley, minced

handful of fresh basil, minced

1/2 tsp crushed peperoncini (use crushed red pepper if you don't have fresh peperoncini)

1/4 tsp black pepper

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 cup olive oil

Preparation: Cut the top of the artichokes about 1/2 inch. Wash the artichokes. In a large pot, boil about 1 inch of water with about 1 tbsp of olive oil. While you're waiting for the water to boil, mix all of your ingredients together in a bowl. Fill the artichokes! I find it easiest to just use my hands, but you can also do this easily with a rubber scraper. Once the chokes are filled, place them in the boiling water and cover. Steam the chokes for about 15-20 minutes. Buon appetito!

Alyssa D'AdamoComment