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How to Prepare Artichokes

Created January 10, 2017
Get to the heart of the matter by learning how to prepare artichokes in three simple steps.

With a few minutes of prep, fresh artichokes are ready to be cooked and added to your favorite pasta dishes, elegant egg bakes and delicious dips. Follow the steps below and then add this versatile veggie to your favorite recipe—the possibilities are endless!

What you’ll need:

  • Artichokes
  • Knife
  • Kitchen scissors

How to:

1. Remove discolored leaves, leaves with thorns and small leaves at base of artichoke.


2. Trim stem so it’s even with base of artichoke; cut 1 inch from top of artichoke and discard top.


3. Using scissors, cut points from remaining leaves; rinse artichokes with cold water.