Artichoke lovers will appreciate this easy side dish with Parmesan and sweet shallots.
In my heavy duty Weight Watcher days, I ate a lot of artichokes.
They were high in fiber, low in fat, and virtually no points. I loved pulling off the leaves, dipping them in a low-calorie dressing, and scraping them across my teeth. They satisfied that need to munch.
Artichokes with Parmesan and Shallots
15 minPrep Time
15 minCook Time
30 minTotal Time
- 1 package frozen artichoke hearts, quartered
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 large shallot, minced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 medium lemon, juiced
- 4 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated
- salt and pepper
non-stickskillet over medium heat with olive oil. Add shallot and saute for 5 minutes until tender.
- Add garlic and artichokes and cook another 5 minutes until tender.
- Add lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste.
- Top with parmesan cheese.
Artichokes are still tops on my list of favorite foods, so when I saw them in the frozen food section, much cheaper than the produce section, I decided to give them a try.
What a nice change from the usual broccoli side dish. Caramelized shallot, garlic, and Parmesan cheese just made my favorite artichoke even better.
Happy, healthy cooking!
What’s good for me in this dish?
Artichokes are low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium, and a good source of Thiamin, Niacin and dietary fiber. A natural diuretic and digestive aid.
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat: 4.86g
Total Carbs: 10.31g
Dietary Fiber: 3.77g
Old Weight Watchers Points 2
Nutrition details obtained from whfoods.org, nutritiondata.com, about.com, and abouthomecooking.com.