Cardoon Salad


Mourad Lahlou, Aziza Restaurant.

Serves 4


1 stalk cardoon
¼ cup Italian parsley, finely chopped
1 Meyer lemon, juiced
2 cloves of garlic chopped
⅓ cup olive oil
Pecorino cheese for garnish
Salt & pepper to taste


  1. Clean cardoon and remove outer skin with a damp towel. Place clean cardoon in acidulated water (water with lemon juice) to keep from browning. Slice cardoon on bias into 1 inch pieces.

  2. Blanch cardoon in a pot of salted boiling water until tender. Strain cardoon under running cold water. Place cardoon in iced water to stop cooking process. When cardoon has cooled, strain from iced water and drain for at least 30 minutes.

  3. Mix together parsley, lemon juice, garlic & olive oil & marinate cardoon for 20 minutes.

  4. Plate & garnish with Pecorino cheese.



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