In Italian, when you want to say that someone is ugly, you call him “Carciofo”, Artichoke. It is just the beginning of the season but I think I’m going to surround myself with a lot of those.
More they ugly, more I like them.
Ingredients (serve 4)
6 fresh artichokes
Cherry tomatoes, cut into 4
200 gr. of black olives
2 scallions, finely sliced
1 fresh lemon
Extra virgin olive oil
Cut the artichokes into 2 and cook in boiling salty water until firm.
take out of the water, cool. Then clean the external leaves of the artichokes, reaching the inner tender ones. Cut in 2 again. Clean also their stalks and slice them.
Pure a juice of the lemon on the artichokes and set aside for 1/2 an hour.
In a salad bowl mix all ingredients, season with extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper.
Set for 1/2 an hour for absorbing flavours, serve.