Artichoke heart salad is one of the most mouthwatering medley of flavors and textures offered to the culinary world. Thinly sliced and tossed with a lemon and olive oil dressing, is one of many ways to prepare this unusual yet delicious vegetable. How exciting when artichoke season begins, and the bounty of this perennial thistle is evident at the open air markets.
Although raw artichoke salad is a very simple dish to prepare, it is not often served raw because of its laborious process in preparation. I would argue that the work involved is definitely worth doing, leaving the result of this delectable dish, which is one you will surely want to make over and over again.
Fond memories fill our mind as we place this amazing raw artichoke salad over a plain pizza, piping hot from the oven. It is our friend Giancarlo from the Pizzeria la Bottega in the small town of Grezzano, Mugello, who used to prepare this flavorful dish. So today we will make it and show you how easily you can do the same.