Artichokes

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Artichokes are one of my favorite vegetables.  I love artichoke dip, steamed artichokes, marinated artichokes, artichokes in salads…… 
What makes them such a great veggie? 
– provides lots of antioxidants
– excellent source of fiber
– high in magnesium (which helps control blood pressure)
– filled with folate (prevents birth defects)
– good source of Vitamin C
Balsamic Artichoke Salad
1 can of artichokes, quartered
1 cup chopped green pepper
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
1 small green zucchini, thinly sliced
1/2 cup parsley, chopped
1 Tbsp olive oil 
2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar 

Drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar over the vegetables, mix and let marinate 4-6 hours before serving. 

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