Artichokes with Avocado Vinaigrette

Side Dishes

Artichokes with Avocado Vinaigrette

Avocado vinaigrette is the perfect topping for artichokes, stuffed with ham and cheese. Savory, warm and satisfying, these artichokes can be an appetizer or a side dish at dinner.


  • 6 ea. artichoke, stems and tips removed
  • 6 ea. ham slices
  • 1 c. mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 1 ea. lemon, juice
  • 1/2 ea. stick of butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Vinaigrette:
  • 2 ea. small Avocados From Mexico
  • 1/2 c. vegetable oil
  • 1/2 c. vinegar
  • 2 T. parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 T. lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook the artichokes in water by boiling until soft with salt to taste, and lemon juice. Drain and allow to cool.
  2. Put all the vinaigrette ingredients into a food processor or blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Slice the artichokes in half and butter. Put them on the grill (or grill pan) at medium heat, flat side facing grill, and cook for 1-3 minutes, or until browned. Turn the artichokes over and add ham and cheese on top of each. Leave on grill until cheese is slightly melted.
  4. Remove from grill, place 2 artichoke halves on each plate and evenly drizzle vinaigrette on top, then serve.


Nutrition Facts
Artichokes with Avocado Vinaigrette
Amount Per Serving 6
Calories 480 Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 40g 51%
Saturated Fat 11g 57%
Trans Fat 0g  
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g  
Monounsaturated Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 620mg 27%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 11g 39%
Total Sugars 2g  
  Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 14g 0%
Vitamin A 0mg 0%
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Vitamin D 0mg 0%
Calcium 0mg 15%
Iron 0mg 15%
Potassium 840mg 51%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Did you know the avocado is a fruit, not a vegetable? Learn more about the amazing avocado, including its rich history, cultural impact and tasty ways to eat this delicious superfood in guacamole as well as other dishes!

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