Artichoke Pesto

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by iris5555

A Giada DeLaurentiis recipe. The lemon flavor is prominent so you may want to decrease the amount of zest or juice if you are not a lemon lover.

Top Review by mandabears

i have made this before and was going to post it, so thanks for saving the trouble. lol. i stopped using the lemon zest after making the recipe the first time. i think it gave the pesto a bitter taste that we did not care for. very good recipe. i have also substituted the frozen artichokes wtih well drained canned artichoke with good results.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a food processor combine the artichokes, parsley, walnuts, lemon zest and juice, garlic, salt, and pepper.
  2. Run the machine to finely chop all the ingredients, stopping the machine a few times to scrape down the sides.
  3. Then, with the machine running, drizzle in the extra-virgin olive oil.
  4. Mix in parmesan and serve with crostini.

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