Homemade Artichoke Pesto

kathleen campbell

By
@katbella

I was shopping at Costo where they were offering tastings of jars of artichoke pesto served as a spread over Mahi Mahi. I'm not into buying jars of processed food...but this was sooo delicious. A jar was almost $9. So I came home and made my own. This condiment will be living in my fridge from now...or freeze in ice cube trays to use when needed. I usually freeze my homemade Pesto's...love the fresh taste and they freeze well. This pesto would also go well either as a stuffing or spread on chicken, pork, fish, and spread on toasted crostini.


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Prep:

15 Min

Ingredients

1 c
marinated artichokes, lightly drained
1/4 c
parmesan cheese
1/4 c
toasted pine nuts
1/4 c
dried chopped onion
1-2 tsp
garlic powder. do not use garlic salt!
1-2 Tbsp
roasted garlic, optional
1 Tbsp
fresh lemon juice

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a small non stick pan, toast pine nuts on medium heat. Shake the pan a few times until they are lightly browned. Watch them...they can turn bitter If you walk away and burn them. Only takes a few minutes to toast them.
2
Using a food processor, add all of the ingredients. Pulse until well blended. TASTE! Start with the smallest amount, 1 tsp POWDERED garlic powder, and maybe 1 tbsp ROASTED garlic. You can always add more! I like a lot of garlic. Other people not so much.
3
Be mindful and cautious if adding salt and pepper.....especially if you are adding this to other foods that may already have salt and pepper added! I didn't add any salt or pepper to this pesto.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Spreads
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtags: #FRESH, #homemade, #pesto