15+ Amazing Vegan Artichoke Recipes

Once a Roman delicacy native to the Mediterranean, today artichokes are available worldwide in canned form (though March through May is peak season for fresh buds), and have the power to instantly make any recipe fancier (not to mention more flavorful!). For National Artichoke Hearts Day, we have compiled a list of delicious versatile vegan recipes using the “heart” of the plant – a fleshy base of the artichoke flower. According to the Vegetarian Flavor Bible, artichoke hearts are best paired with lemon, garlic, spinach, mushrooms, onions, potatoes, basil, beans, pasta, pesto, olive oil, and cheese. Every vegan artichoke recipe on our list utilizes at least one of these combinations! The texture of artichoke hearts (similar to hearts of palm) also makes them perfect for dishes traditionally using sea animals, so look out for vegan “crab” cakes & “fish” sandwiches on our list!

Vegan Artichoke Grilled Cheese by Fueled Naturally

Ever tried a gourmet grilled cheese sandwich? With Alexa’s recipe, you can easily make it at home! Sourdough bread, almond ricotta, and of course artichoke hearts – we love the sound of that!

vegan artichoke grilled cheese sandwich

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Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip by Jessica In The Kitchen

A true classic among vegan artichoke recipes, this vegan dip is comforting, creamy, and cheesy. Serve it warm with veggies or chips, add it to pasta and sandwiches, or enjoy on its own!

vegan artichoke recipes: artichoke spinach dip

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Artichoke Halves with Creamy Tahini Garlic Dip by Two Spoons

This vegan artichoke recipe is probably one of the easiest things you could do with the fresh buds (since they’re in season now, we couldn’t not include at least one recipe that works with the whole plant, not just the hearts!). Hannah, the creator of Two Spoons, describes the messy, but ultimately worthwhile experience of devouring this dish as similar to “eating vegan lobster”. Intrigued? We thought so!

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Vegan “Fish” Sandwich by Make It Dairy-Free

Going fully vegan has never been this simple: familiar textures and flavors are easily substituted with plant-based ingredients, as demonstrated by this “fish” sandwich, where the patty is made of artichoke hearts & hearts of palm and complemented with sea flavors from nori, old bay seasoning and celery salt.

vegan artichoke recipe: vegan "fish" sandwich

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Vegan Artichoke Fish by Elephantastic Vegan

You might notice a pattern here, and so did many recipe creators on today’s list: artichokes’ flaky texture works really well in place of fish. Bianca of Elephantastic Vegan has taken full advantage of this and created a vegan artichoke recipe for battered and fried “fish”, served with potatoes and dairy-free tartar sauce.

vegan artichoke fish

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Fried Artichoke Hearts + Vegan Aioli by Cadry’s Kitchen

Another thing about artichokes’ flavor profile is that they work really well with garlicky, creamy, lemony sauces and dressings. This recipe turns them into a crispy appetizer paired with vegan aioli. A match made in heaven!

vegan artichoke recipe

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Vegan Crab Cakes with Horseradish Dill Tartar Sauce by Hot For Food

Don’t you love it when people can’t tell the food you’re serving them is vegan? This vegan artichoke recipe gives you an opportunity to experience just that. Serve these “crab” cakes with horseradish dill tartar sauce and enjoy the faces of people hearing that no crabs have suffered in the making of this dish!

vegan artichoke recipe: vegan crab cakes

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Creamy Vegan Potato Salad with Basil and Artichokes by Crumbs & Caramel

Take your potato salad game to a new level by adding fresh greens and herbs, artichokes, and velvety mayo-free dressing! Additionally, Bronwyn shares her tips & tricks on how to perfect your potato salad.

vegan potato salad with artichokes

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Creamy White Bean Soup with Kale and Gremolata by Rainbow Plant Life

Artichokes might not be the star of this comforting soup, but they definitely deepen its flavor profile. Other than that, it’s made with everyday ingredients and can be easily put together in under an hour! Head on over to the recipe page to learn how to make a perfectly flavorful, creamy, and easily digestible bean soup!

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Savory Pocket Pies by It’s All Good Vegan

Another recipe where artichoke hearts are working in harmony with other perfectly chosen ingredients: spinach, mushrooms, onion, herbs, and nooch. All of this surrounded by crispy & fluffy puff pastry makes for a flavorful easy-to-make appetizer! Check out the recipe notes for other filling suggestions.

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Chick’n Fettuccine Alfredo with Artichoke Hearts by Vegan Travel Eats

Raise your hand if your idea of a perfect dinner consists of a rich & creamy vegan pasta (I’ve raised both). This vegan Alfredo recipe is made extra special with the addition of vegan “chicken” tenders and artichoke hearts (which you could use twice as much of in case there are no vegan meat substitutes available).

vegan artichoke recipe: pasta alfredo with artichoke hearts

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Quinoa Salad with Artichokes by Healthier Steps

This vegan artichoke recipe is bound to be a hit on those days you don’t feel like making elaborate meals. It’s made with healthy everyday ingredients and yields incredibly flavorful results!

vegan artichoke recipe: quinoa salad

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Easy Spinach Artichoke Pizza by Veggie Kins

If you are ready for some vegan pizza experiments, this recipe is for you. It utilizes the classic artichoke + spinach + garlic (+ vegan cheese!) combo for the topping, and the base is made with buckwheat flour (and is therefore gluten-free).

vegan artichoke pizza

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Vegan Artichoke, Asparagus, Pea and Green Onion Risotto by Heather Cristo

We all could use a reminder that spring is almost here, and this vegan artichoke risotto recipe is exactly that! It’s green, it’s healthy, it’s easy to make.

vegan artichoke recipe: green risotto

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Vegan Spinach Artichoke Pasta Bake by Vegan Richa

Take a classic spinach artichoke dip, and turn it into a full-on dinner: that’s exactly what this recipe does. It results in a comforting, creamy, crowd-pleasing dinner idea that can also be easily made on a weeknight!

vegan spinach artichoke pasta bake

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Vegan Artichoke Pesto Pizza by Short Girl Tall Order

Homemade pesto, baby artichokes, seasonal veggies… We love the sound of this! Head on over to Short Girl Tall Order to see tips, tricks, and topping ideas for a perfect vegan pizza night.

vegan artichoke pizza recipe

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Article by Anna Kot.

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