8 medium size artichokes
Remove the tough outer leaves of the artichokes and cut off part of the stems. Cut off about 1 inch from the tips. Cut artichokes in half lengthwise and scoop out the choke. Drop into boiling salted water seasoned with the juice of one lemon and one tablespoon olive oil. Simmer for 30 minutes or until tender. Drain well and put into a salad bowl. Serve with a dressing of 1/2 cup olive oil and 4 tablespoons lemon juice.