I bought the Kirkland Signature marinated artichoke hearts at Costco and have been using them in a lot of different ways. The hearts, in halves and quarters, are marinated in oil with garlic and spices.
My quick review is, “The Kirkland artichokes hearts at Costco are tasty, healthy and highly versatile. I give the artichoke hearts a big thumbs up!”
Keep reading to see if these artichoke hearts are right for you and your family.
The marinated artichoke hearts have a tangy, slightly acidic taste with a hint of sweetness.
You also get a slightly earthy and nutty flavor, with a texture that is slightly firm yet tender. The garlic in the marinade adds a savory and aromatic quality to the artichokes.
Overall the hearts taste just like they should.
Marinated Artichoke Heart Calories
You get two 33 ounce jars of artichoke hearts and two pieces are considered a single serving. There are about 21 servings per jar.
The nutritional facts for a single serving are:
- Calories: 30
- Fat: 2g (3% DV)
- Cholesterol: 0mg (0% DV)
- Sodium: 110mg (5% DV)
- Carbohydrates: 2g (1% DV)
- Protein: 1g
Most of the 30 calories come from the oil in the marinade.
The marinated artichokes have the following ingredients:
- Artichoke hearts
- Canola oil
- Citric acid
- Ascorbic acid
The artichokes are a product of Peru.
Artichoke Hearts Recipe Ideas
The only problem with the artichoke hearts is that you get two very large jars and it can be a challenge to figure out how to use them all! Here are a few ideas:
Antipasto Platter: Arrange the artichoke hearts on a platter with other antipasto favorites like olives, cured meats, and cheeses.
Pasta Sauce: Toss the hearts with cooked pasta, olive oil, garlic, and Parmesan cheese for a quick sauce.
Pizza Topping: Add them to your favorite pizza recipe for a unique and tasty topping.
Dip: Puree the artichoke with cream cheese, garlic, and lemon juice for a creamy and tangy dip.
Salad: Toss the hearts with mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, olives, and feta cheese for a flavorful salad.
Sandwich: Layer them on a sandwich with roasted red peppers, fresh mozzarella, and basil for a delicious vegetarian option.
Quiche: Add them to your favorite quiche recipe for a savory addition.
Skewers: Thread the artichoke hearts onto skewers with cherry tomatoes and grilled chicken for a tasty, healthy meal.
Item Number and Location
The marinated artichoke hearts are Item Number 518090.
You can usually find these in the non-refrigerated grocery aisles near the salad dressings.
The artichoke hearts do not appear to be seasonal as I seem them every time I go to Costco!
The artichokes heart are shelf stable and are marked with a “Best By” date that is about 20 months after your purchase date.
Once the jar has been opened it does need to be refrigerated where it will last for about a month with no noticeable loss of product quality.
I bought the two pack of 33 ounce jars at Costco for $9.79 which works out to a cost of $0.148 per ounce.
You can buy a two pack of 19.5 ounce jars of marinated artichoke hearts at Walmart for $20.99 which works out to a cost of $0.538 per ounce.
This means that you will save about $0.39 per ounce (72%) when you buy the artichoke hearts at Costco.