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Skinny Stuffed Artichokes

Skinny Stuffed Artichokes

Ingredients

  • 4 large globe artichokes
  • 2 lemons, 1 cut in half, 1 juiced
  • 2/3 cup bulgur
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth, divided
  • 2 medium carrots, finely grated
  • 2 cups spinach, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Remove artichoke stems and discard. Slice off top inch of 1 artichoke. Using kitchen shears, cut off sharp tip of each leaf. Separate leaves and pull out enough from the center to reveal fuzzy choke. Scoop out choke with a teaspoon and squeeze juice from 1 lemon half into cavity, then use other lemon half to rub all over artichoke to prevent discoloration. Repeat with remaining artichokes.
  2. Pour lemon juice into boiling water; add artichokes. Cook for 25 minutes or until tender. Meanwhile, place bulgur and garlic in a heatproof bowl. Bring 1 cup broth to a boil; pour over bulgur. Cover and let sit for about 30 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Mix in next 6 ingredients. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. Drain cooked artichokes on paper towels for about 5 minutes, then transfer to a baking dish. Spoon bulgur stuffing into each artichoke cavity, then pull leaves apart and fill spaces between them. Pour remaining 1/2 cup broth into bottom of dish. Drizzle olive oil over artichokes. Bake for about 20 minutes or until heated through.

Nutrition Information

Per serving: 365 kcal cal., 18 g fat (4 g sat. fat), 47 g carb., 17 g fiber, 4 g sugar, 15 g pro., 240 mg calcium, 4 mg iron. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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