Shaved Artichoke and Parmesan Salad Recipe



Shaved Artichoke and Parmesan Salad can be served as a first course, or served with cold lamb, beef, or seafood.  In this recipe, your are using the hearts of the artichoke only.  I slightly adapted this recipe from the New York Cookbook by Molly O’Neill.

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Shaved Artichoke and Parmesan Salad Recipe:
Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Shaved Artichoke and Parmesan Salad Recipe
Servings: 4 serving
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice, freshly squeezed, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil, extra-virgin
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint leaves, minced
  • 1 wedge (4 ounces, not grated) Parmesan Cheese (Parmigiano-Reggiano), top quality
  • 4 large fresh artichokes, uncooked*
  • Additional fresh mint leaves (for garnish)
Making the Lemon-Mint Vinaigrette:
  1. In a glass or ceramic bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of the lemon juice with the salt and pepper.  Whisking vigorously, drizzle in the olive oil to make a vinaigrette.  Add the minced mint; set aside.

Preparing the Cheese:
  1. Using a cheese planer/slicer or vegetable peeler, slice the Parmesan cheese into wafer-thin sheets; set aside.

Preparing Artichokes - Working with one artichoke at a time:
  1. Peel off the outer leave to reveal the underneath.  

  2. Trim off the tough outer layer of the stem and any brown spots.  Cut the tip of the choke off.  With a teaspoon, carefully scoop out and remove the hairy chokes (be careful not to scoop out the firm heart).  

  3. Cut each artichoke heart crosswise into thin slices.  Toss immediately with the remaining 1 tablespoon lemon juice so that the artichokes do not discolor.  

Assemble the Salad:
  1. Add the prepared Lemon-Mint Vinaigrette to the prepared artichokes and toss gently.

  1. Divide the salad among 4 chilled salad plates.  Place the Parmesan slices on top and garnish with additional mint leaves or black pepper.  Serve immediately.

  2. Makes 4 servings.

  3. Each Serving Totals - 19.4 Fat Grams, 6.1 Carb Grams, 310 calories

Recipe Notes

* Check out How to purchase, store, prepare, cook, and eat artichokes (with photos).  Make sure the artichokes are very fresh ones.


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