Artichoke Nutrition:

Artichokes are low in calories and fat and are a rich source of dietary fiber and antioxidants. One medium artichoke has 60 calories, 7 grams of fiber, and 4 grams of plant protein. Fresh artichokes are a good source of vitamin C, vitamin K, and folic acid.

While artichoke heart in the can or jar are available year-round, spring is the optimal season to enjoy fresh artichokes. From braising to sautéing to stuffing, here are 12 of my favorite recipes using fresh artichokes in a variety of applications. Enjoy them from the outer leaves to the sweet inner heart that rewards your persistence. Break out the lemon juice, garlic and olive oil – it’s artichoke season at last!

Whole Wheat Fettuccine with Baby Artichokes via oh my veggies

Lemon Pistachio Stuffed Artichokes via My San Francisco Kitchen

Oven Braised Artichokes via Gourmande in the Kitchen

Sautéed Baby Artichokes via A Stack of Dishes

Grilled Artichokes via Something New for Dinner

Braised Chicken with Artichokes, Leeks and Tarragon via Feasting at Home

Crispy Lemon Roasted Baby Artichokes via Running to the Kitchen

Instant Pot Pressure – Steamed Artichokes via flavorrd

Stuffed Artichokes via Avocado A Day Nutrition

Italian Stuffed Artichokes via Gina’s Skinny Recipes

Asparagus, Artichoke and Shiitake Risotto via smitten kitchen

Asparagus Egg Bake via The Wimpy Vegetarian

Do you have a favorite fresh artichoke recipe for the spring? Share it in the comments below!