Artichoke Pesto Pasta is a first course with a perfect combination: the taste of artichokes in fact goes very well with the slightly minty aftertaste of pesto.
Makes 4 to 6 Servings
- 1 lb. (454g / 16oz) mezze maniche or penne (or
- 1 (397g / 14 oz.) can artichoke
hearts, drained (can also use
marinated or frozen and thawed)
- 1 cup packed fresh Italian parsley
- 3/4 cup walnuts
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 tbsp. lemon juice
- 1 1/4 tsp. sea salt
- 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup water
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high
Cook pasta according to package directions.
Return to the pot after draining and rinsing with cold
Artichoke hearts, parsley, walnuts, garlic, lemon juice,
salt, pepper, oil, and water in a food processor until
Don’t overprocess the sauce; it should still
have some texture.
Toss pasta with sauce and season with salt and pepper
Fat: 33g (3.6g S.Fat)