As pioneers of canning and preserving vegetables and other foods, Italians have mastered the time-honored tradition of harvesting and processing artichoke hearts, one of the most popular made in Italy imports. Preserved with a combination of Italian seasonings, oil, and salt, canned artichoke hearts and leaves have a tender, buttery flavor that is enhanced with the tangy bite of vinegar. Made with all natural and organic ingredients, gourmet canned artichokes from Italy and other countries lend a pungent and bright flavor to a long list of dishes. Read More
It takes a little bit of effort to reach the heart of an artichoke, but its velvety and rich flavors make it totally worth it. The method for cooking artichokes is easy: the tip of the vegetable is snipped and then boiled until it opens into a flower shape and the leaves are tender, about 30 minutes. Once fully cooked, the leaves are plucked off layer by layer until reaching the meaty and delicious heart, which is considered the best part. Finally, artichoke hearts are canned and pickled in oil, vinegar, and seasonings, which make them a pantry staple for their pungent flavors and long shelf life.
How to prepare dishes with canned artichokes & artichoke hearts
Artichokes add a bright acidity to food, which is why it makes a flavorful topping for pizza, pasta, salads, and so much more. Besides its fresh and tangy flavor, canned artichokes are easy and convenient because they are already cooked and seasoned; simply toss them into your recipe and instantly transform an ordinary dish into a gourmet meal with depth and complexity. Canned artichoke hearts can also be made into a tapenade by finely chopping them and tossing together with extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, and Italian herbs like basil and parsley. This delicious and flavorful tapenade is perfect for pairing with toast points, or for adding zest and flavor to salads or pasta dishes.
Where to buy the best artichoke leaves & artichoke hearts
Keep your pantry stocked with artichoke hearts from Supermarket Italy, your convenient and affordable online source for the top brands of canned foods. Choose from classic Italian style artichokes like La Valle and Velleca, or add a gourmet twist to your favorite recipes with Les Moulins Mahjoub and their Tunisian artichoke hearts and H’rouss style artichoke leaves. Shop our selection of artichoke hearts today and infuse your food with bright pops of tangy and briny flavors.