Artichoke Jerusalem | Topinambour | France | 5kg

Artichoke Jerusalem | Topinambour | France | 5kg

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Jerusalem artichokes, also known as Topinambour in France, are a versatile and nutritious root vegetable cultivated in the fertile soils of France. This 5kg package contains a plentiful supply of Jerusalem artichokes, each with a knobby, irregular shape and a thin, light-brown skin. Despite their name, Jerusalem artichokes are not actually artichokes but are tubers from a species of sunflower. With a nutty, slightly sweet flavor and a creamy texture when cooked, Jerusalem artichokes are perfect for roasting, sautéing, mashing, or adding to soups and stews.


🌻 Flavor Profile: Nutty and slightly sweet, with earthy undertones. 🌻 Texture: Firm and crisp when raw, creamy and tender when cooked.

Recipe Ideas

  1. Roasted Jerusalem Artichokes with Herbs 🌿

    • Scrub Jerusalem artichokes and cut them into bite-sized pieces.
    • Toss with olive oil, minced garlic, chopped rosemary, thyme, salt, and pepper.
    • Roast in the oven until caramelized and tender, then garnish with fresh parsley before serving.
    • A delicious and flavorful side dish that pairs well with roasted meats or poultry. 🍗
  2. Jerusalem Artichoke Soup with Bacon 🥣

    • Sauté chopped bacon in a pot until crispy, then remove and set aside.
    • Add diced onions, celery, and Jerusalem artichokes to the pot and cook until softened.
    • Add chicken or vegetable broth, bring to a simmer, and cook until the vegetables are tender.
    • Blend until smooth, then stir in cream and season with salt, pepper, and a pinch of nutmeg.
    • Serve topped with crispy bacon and chopped chives for a comforting and hearty soup. 🥓
  3. Mashed Jerusalem Artichokes 🥔

    • Peel Jerusalem artichokes and cut them into chunks.
    • Boil in salted water until tender, then drain well.
    • Mash with butter, milk, and a pinch of garlic powder until smooth and creamy.
    • Season with salt and pepper to taste, then serve as a flavorful alternative to mashed potatoes. 🍴
  4. Jerusalem Artichoke and Kale Salad 🥗

    • Shave Jerusalem artichokes thinly using a mandoline slicer or sharp knife.
    • Toss with massaged kale, toasted walnuts, dried cranberries, and crumbled goat cheese.
    • Dress with a simple vinaigrette made from olive oil, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, and honey.
    • Serve as a nutritious and satisfying salad for lunch or as a side dish. 🥬
  5. Sautéed Jerusalem Artichokes with Garlic and Lemon 🍋

    • Slice Jerusalem artichokes into rounds and sauté in olive oil until golden brown and tender.
    • Add minced garlic and cook until fragrant, then squeeze over fresh lemon juice.
    • Season with salt, pepper, and chopped parsley before serving.
    • A quick and flavorful side dish that pairs well with grilled fish or chicken. 🐟

Jerusalem artichokes, or Topinambour, from France offer a delicious and nutritious addition to any meal. Whether roasted, mashed, or added to soups and salads, their unique flavor and creamy texture are sure to delight your taste buds! 🌻🌟

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