There is absolutely nothing more sumptuous to me right now than biting into a succulent artichoke heart.
The taste. The texture. The way the leaves part between my teeth as they move across my molars…
You'll have to excuse me. I'm having a moment.
I seriously just cannot get enough! I see them all over the grocery store right now, which leads me to believe they must be in season but, it's not the fresh ones that have stolen my ticker, it's the jarred hearts that run a pretty penny that have me sighing satisfactions.
I've been eating them "straight-out-the-jar" for a delightful snack or plopping them in salads creating "most coveted" bites.
Artichokes look pretty intimidating and they're not exactly the easiest thing to work with fresh. But, if you're willing to put in the time, they're leaves with the light green, meaty base make an equally fun and flavorful hands-on snack that will leave you with a lingering desire for more.