Here’s my last Jerusalem artichoke (sunchoke) recipe for the season: a grated Jerusalem artichoke salad with carrots and Meyer lemon vinaigrette. It’s a lovely refreshing salad with in-season ingredients that will having you thinking that spring is already here.
The surprising facts about Jerusalem Artichokes, (Helianthus tuberosus) a.k.a. Sunchokes, are that they are native to North America and belong to the sunflower family. They aren’t related to artichokes and didn’t originate in Jerusalem, but their edible tubers do have a slight artichokey flavor. This fall we have been enjoying a tasty harvest of Jerusalem Artichokes from our home garden. We planted a few tubers last spring as a trial, and we are now happily reaping the rewards of an abundance of tubers to enjoy through the winter.
You may have seen some brown, knobby tubers at your local farmers market recently. No, that’s not ginger, they’re sunchokes, also known as Jerusalem artichokes, but they’re really nothing like [ … ]