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National Artichoke Day

March 16

When is National Artichoke Day?

National Artichoke Day happens on Saturday March 16, 2024.

How to Celebrate National Artichoke Day!

March 16th is National Artichoke Day and it’s time to celebrate this unique vegetable! Artichokes are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, making them a great addition to any meal. But how can you use an artichoke? Let’s explore the different ways you can celebrate this special day.

Eating Artichokes Raw

Artichokes can be eaten raw as a snack or appetizer. To eat a raw artichoke, simply pull off the petals one by one and dip them in your favorite sauce. Eating them this way will give you a mild, earthy taste that pairs well with all kinds of dips like ranch dressing or mayonnaise.

Cooking Artichokes

When cooked correctly, artichokes are a delicious side dish or main course. You can boil or steam an artichoke until it’s tender enough to pierce with a fork. Once cooked, you can enjoy them plain or add other ingredients like butter, olive oil, or herbs for added flavor. If you want something more substantial, try stuffing your artichokes with a savory mixture of breadcrumbs, cheese and herbs before baking them in the oven.

Making Artichoke Dip

One of the most popular ways to enjoy artichokes is as part of an artichoke dip! This creamy dip is made from blending together cooked artichokes and cream cheese before adding seasonings like garlic powder and parsley flakes for extra flavor. Serve it with crackers or chips for an easy snack that everyone will love!

As you can see, there are so many ways to enjoy artichokes! Whether you prefer eating them raw or cooked into dishes like dips and casseroles, there’s sure to be something for everyone on National Artichoke Day. So get creative in the kitchen and have some fun celebrating this amazing vegetable! Happy National Artichoke Day!

When does National Artichoke Day happen next year?

National Artichoke Day will happen on the following upcoming dates:

  • Sunday March 16, 2025
  • Monday March 16, 2026
  • Tuesday March 16, 2027
  • Thursday March 16, 2028
  • Friday March 16, 2029


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