Marinated Baby Artichokes

Baby artichokes

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  • Total: 75 mins
  • Prep: 40 mins
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Yield: 4 pints (40 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
181 Calories
16g Fat
7g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 pints (40 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 181
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 114mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 1g
Calcium 19mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

You won't believe the difference in flavor and texture between homemade preserved baby artichokes and jarred marinated artichokes hearts from the store. These are a fair amount of work, but just the ticket if you happen to come across a bounty of baby artichokes.

Note: If you've never trimmed or cleaned baby artichokes before, a photo guide of artichoke trimming provides easy-to-follow directions.


  • 6 cups vinegar (distilled white)
  • 1 teaspoon salt (fine sea)
  • 1 teaspoon peppercorns (black)
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 4 whole allspice
  • 6 pounds artichokes (baby)
  • 3 cups olive oil (extra virgin)

Steps to Make It

  1. In a large saucepan combine the vinegar, salt, peppercorns, cloves, and allspice.

  2. Trim the outer leaves, green leaf ends, and stem ends from the artichokes, leaving just the tender pale yellow-green leaves. Cut off the tops of the remaining leaves and trim the base of any fibrous or dark greens parts. As you finish each artichoke, drop it in the pot of vinegar.

  3. Bring the vinegar and artichokes to a boil and cook until the artichokes are tender, about 10 minutes. Drain.

  4. Meanwhile, bring a canning kettle or other large pot of water to a boil. Place the artichokes in the pint jars, dividing the peppercorns, cloves, and allspice among them, if you like to keep them in the mix. You can also place sprigs of oregano or thyme along the inside of the jars for a decorative touch. Cover the artichokes with oil. Put the tops on the jars. Boil the sealed jars for 25 minutes. Let the jars sit in a dark, cool, dry place for 2 to 4 weeks before opening. Once opened, store them in the refrigerator.