Before you try this one at home make sure you have gloves and lemon on hand. Rubbing the artichoke with lemon while you’re breaking it down will stop it from turning black.
I started by chopping the top third off of the artichoke, trimming the sharp ends off the outside leaves, and cut the bottom so it would sit flat. I boiled the artichoke in a mixture of water, lemon juice, salt, garlic and flour. Once it was tender I pulled the inside out and set both parts aside for later.
Then I blanched some yams and carrots before sauteeing them with butter and garlic. I set them aside while I sauteed rainbow chard with caramelized onions, garlic and crushed red pepper until the chard was bright green and tender. I pureed the chard, onions, yams, carrots and artichoke insides with fresh lemon slices, cumin and salt while slowly adding chicken stock until it was a smooth creamy consistency.