Roasted Artichoke Spread with Garlic & Hearts of Palm

A creamy and flavorful vegan artichoke spread, featuring fresh garlic cloves and hearts of palm.

Artichoke Spread

As I promised yesterday, this roasted artichoke spread recipe is a wonderful way to use up any leftover artichokes and hearts of palm you may have from a salad, or you can just go right ahead and use a whole fresh can or bag of artichoke hearts just for this – it’s worth it! I’m so in love with artichoke hearts, I could eat them on everything (but don’t worry, this is the last artichoke recipe. For at least a few days – beyond that I can’t make any promises).

It also has the benefit of being easy and flexible. You can use canned artichoke hearts (in water, please, not oil) or frozen, or I suppose technically you could go buy a bunch of whole artichokes and separate out the hearts by hand, but that seems a little labor intensive even for my whole-foods loving self. Either way, you’ll want to spread them out, halved or quartered, onto a baking sheet, along with maybe 4-5 cloves of garlic:

Artichokes and Garlic

And then pop them under the broiler for anywhere from 5-15 minutes, until they are nice and browned:

Roasted Artichokes and Garlic

Then toss them into a blender or food processor along with a bit of salt and some olive oil (and some hearts of palm if you’ve got them, they don’t need to be roasted). Blend for a few seconds and it will be sort of roughly chopped – you can definitely stop there if you’d like, or keep it going until you get something closer to a paste, which is what I did.

Artichoke spread in a ramekin

That’s about all there is to it! You can spread this fabulous stuff on some crusty bread, use it as a dip for crackers or veggies, or even just eat it by itself. It’s good right away or you can stick it in the fridge and have it cold, there’s really no losing here.

Artichoke spread on crusty bread

Below I’ve included the recipe for canned artichoke hearts. If you’d like to use frozen artichoke hearts, it’s an easy substitution. Just swap out the canned artichoke hearts and hearts of palm below with about half a bag (around 6 oz.) of frozen artichoke hearts. I recommend also adding at about a tablespoon of white vinegar because the canned ones have that nice tangy brine taste that you don’t want to miss out on.

Artichoke spread on crusty bread

Roasted Artichoke Spread with Garlic & Hearts of Palm

A creamy and flavorful vegan artichoke spread, featuring fresh garlic cloves and hearts of palm. Vegan, Gluten Free, Soy Free, Refined Sugar Free
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Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan
Keyword: Artichoke Spread
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 187
Author: Jessica Verma

Ingredients

  • 1/2 can artichoke hearts about 4, halved or quartered (get the kind that are in water, not oil)
  • 4 cloves garlic peeled
  • 1/2 can hearts of palm again, in water (you can omit these and just use a whole can of artichoke hearts, if desired)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Spread artichoke hearts and garlic on a cookie sheet and broil for 5-15 minutes, until browned. 
  • Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until desired texture is achieved – rough or smooth are both good. 
  • Can be eaten warm immediately or covered and chilled. Serve with bread, use as a sandwich or wrap filling, or use as a dip for crackers or veggies.

Nutrition

Calories: 187kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 291mg | Potassium: 24mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin C: 1.9mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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