Fresh Creamy Lemon Artichoke Pesto Recipe From Your Own Cucina by Donna John

Fresh Creamy Lemon Artichoke Pesto Recipe From Your Own Cucina

The View's View Your Deal featured a jar of creamy lemon artichoke pesto. My first thought? While it's probably delicious, why buy it when you can make it fresh at home? 

The creamy artichoke pesto recipe is made with a jar of marinated artichoke hearts that have been drained (save the marinade for another recipe!), fresh garlic cloves, fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley, lemon juice, lemon zest, grated Parmesan or Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, pine nuts and olive oil. Crushed red pepper flakes are an optional ingredient if you want a little heat. The ingredients are blitzed in a blender until smooth. 

Try this easy, lemon artichoke pesto recipe on your favorite pasta, as a spread on toasted baguette slices, pizza or sandwiches, or use it as a dip for fresh vegetables. Delicious!

Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Servings: 4+


  • 1 jar (12 ounces) marinated artichoke hearts, drained (save the marinade for another recipe or use it as a salad dressing)
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup Italian flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 large lemon, juiced and zested
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan or Parmigiano Reggiano
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts
  • crushed red pepper flakes, to taste (optional)
  • 3/4 cup olive oil

Here's how to make it:

  1. Put the artichokes, garlic, parsley, lemon juice, lemon zest, pine nuts and crushed red pepper flakes into a blender or food processor. Pulse until smooth.
  2. With the motor running, slowly start drizzling in the olive oil until the pesto is smooth (you may not need all the olive oil, or you may want more). Season with salt and pepper. 

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My cucina wants this very soon.
I love artichokes and this sounds very delicious! 😋
Elisa Schmitz
I want to make a bowl of pasta right now and slather this all over it, Donna John . How easy and delish!

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