Grilled Artichoke with Smoked Tomato Vinaigrette

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 45 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Inactive: 30 min
  • Cook: 1 hr 5 min
  • Yield: 8 servings
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Ingredients

4 large artichokes

1 lemon, juiced

1/4 cup olive oil

Salt and freshly ground pepper

Smoked Tomato Vinaigrette, recipe follows

Smoked Tomato Vinaigrette:

5 plum tomatoes, smoked and chopped

Salt and freshly ground pepper

1/4 cup red wine vinegar

1 clove garlic, chopped

2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped

1/2 cup olive oil

Directions

  1. Place artichokes, lemon juice, 2 tablespoons olive oil, salt, and fill pot with enough cold water to cover the artichokes in a large pot. Boil for 30 to 35 minutes or until tender. Remove artichokes from pot and let cool.
  2. Preheat grill. When artichokes have cooled, slice in 1/2 lengthwise and remove the choke. Brush each half with the remaining oil, season with salt and pepper and grill cut-side down for 1 to 2 minutes. Turn over and grill an additional minute.

Smoked Tomato Vinaigrette:

  1. Place tomatoes, salt and pepper, vinegar, garlic and basil and olive oil in a blender and blend until smooth.

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