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Artichoke stew – easy & quick recipe


artichoke stewLebanese cuisine is one of the ancient cuisine, a result of a blend of many cultures due to the country’s location on the crossroads of three continents, Europe, Asia and Africa. Lebanese cuisine gained its popularity beside the variety and the delicious taste, from being naturally healthy and low in fat. Fresh vegetables and legumes are the staple ingredients in the lebanese dishes especially when we are talking about family cuisine. Specifically stews (yakhné) that are presented with rice vermicelli.

Artichoke stew يخنة آرضي شوكي ورز , is one of my favorite dishes. Very easy to do and so delicious. Knowing the artichoke nutrition facts, you will be making it more often, trust me.

To prepare a meal for 4 persons you will need:

  • 1 kg artichoke hearts, could be frozen or fresh
  • 5 small onion quartered
  • 300g beef cubed (size of a bite)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 3 cups of water
  • salt to taste

Follow this step by step method:

step by step artichoke stewIn a pot, bring oil to heat and fry the onion until tender and fragrant (2-3 minutes). Add the cubes of beef and cook until brown (3-4 minutes), then the artichoke hearts (cut them in half or 4 if they are too big), cover with water and bring to boil for 5 minutes. In a separate bowl mix well lemon and flour and stir in to have a thicker sauce. Cover the pot and simmer for 30-40 minutes.

artichoke stewFor a complete full meal serve with rice vermicelli. Kids usually love this dish. Don’t hesitate to try this simple and healthy recipe. Alf sahtein!

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Best Artichoke Spinach dip


IMG_5008This best ever homemade artichoke spinach dip. It is a huge hit appetizer, merits a standing ovation from your guests.

It’s a pinnacle appetizer for my husband and I, we order it almost at every diner restaurant until the day i made it home. Since then my husband craves this symphony of well blended flavors.

artichoke and spinach dip

To make this creamy dip you need:

  • 250g spinach chopped (thawed if frozen)
  • 400g artichoke hearts drained and chopped
  • 250ml heavy cream
  • 100g cream cheese
  • 2 cups Emmental cheese (divided)
  • 1 big onion finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • salt to taste

In a pot cook the onion and garlic with the spinach for 3-4 minutes. Put the heat off and mix in the artichoke, cream, cream cheese, salt and one cup of the Emmental cheese. You can use mozzarella if you wish a milder taste.

Pour the mix in a baking dish, sprinkle over the remaining cup of cheese and bake on 200°C in the oven for 30 mins or until it’s bubbly and the cheese is golden brown.

artichoke and spinach dip

artichoke and spinach dipServe it with tortilla chips, toasted bread or crackers and dive right in! I am warning you it’s addictive 🙂

artichoke and spinach dip

The flavors are outstanding! Try it and give me your opinion.

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