Raw Vegan Artichoke Lentil Salad

Can you eat artichokes raw? Absolutely yes! Artichokes are most commonly enjoyed in their RAW form as part of a salad when they aren’t simply consumed alone. Artichokes naturally contain antioxidants, such as flavonoids, which, along with certain vitamins, such as vitamin C, are heat-sensitive. Thus, eating raw artichokes might be the best way for you to get the most nutritional value possible.

PS: When you get to the heart of the artichoke, you will notice the fuzzy hair layer referred to as the “choke”. This part of the artichoke is not edible. Remove the choke by using a spoon to scoop it out.

Time – 15 min prep + 40 minutes marination +2 days sprouting
Equipment – mandoline slicer, mason jar
Quantity – 2 person


2 freshly peeled artichoke hearts, finely sliced
50 g sprouted beluga or green lentils
2 cups cherry tomatoes cubed
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp capers
1 tbsp maple
1/2 tsp salt
Fresh dill

1. To sprout lentils in a large jar with a wide-mouth top and pour in 3 cups cold water.

Cover the top of the jar with cheesecloth and secure with a rubber band.  Let sit in water overnight. (12 hours) The next day drain off water. Rinse and drain once or twice daily and keep out of sunlight. Repeat the process until all have sprouted. This usually takes between 24-48 hrs.

2. Using a mandoline slicer, finely slice fresh artichoke hearts. 

3. In a small bowl, mix maple, salt and lemon juice.

4. Add artichoke hearts and let it sit for 30-40 minutes in the refrigerator to marinate.

5. Once done, In a large bowl mix chopped fresh dill, cherry tomatoes, capers and sprouted green lentils. Give them a good toss. Place in a plate. Layer thinly sliced artichokes on top. Decorate with fresh dill. Serve!

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