Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Roasted Jerusalem Artichoke or Sunchoke (Dairy, Gluten and Grain Free)

On the weekend we went to check out the Kingston Farmer's Market.  I was very happy to see that there are several organic farmers participating.  I was even more pleased to see that one of them was selling Jerusalem Artichokes.  I LOVE these and hadn't had any in about a year.
The Jerusalem Artichoke, also known as Sunchoke is neither from Jerusalem or an artichoke.  Although they share a similar flavour to an artichoke, they are actually related to a sunflower.  Nonetheless, this brown, knobby root is super delicious.  It is an excellent source of potassium and magnesium and works as a prebiotic to help balance your gut system.  There are many ways to eat the sunchoke however, my preference is just to roast them.

  • sunchokes
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. Cut sunchokes into bite size pieces
  3. Sprinkle with olive oil, salt and pepper
  4. Roast for 35-40 minutes or until tender.
  5. Serve.

1 comment:

  1. I've got some sunchokes calling my name in the fridge. I'm going to roast without any oil and try some organic garlic salt seasoning that I have been putting on EVERYTHING!