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Easy Homemade Artichoke Pesto

Easy Homemade Artichoke Pesto

A delightfully Easy Homemade Artichoke Pesto sauce made with walnuts and parsley, bursting with fresh flavors and ready in mere minutes.
Course Condiment, Sauce
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Easy Homemade Artichoke Pesto
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Author Marisa


  • 12 ounce jar of oil packed artichokes
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups firmly packed Italian parsley
  • 2 generous pinches of chili pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to your taste


  • In a food processor add the first 7 ingredients and with the motor running pour in the extra virgin olive oil and pulse just until you get a smooth paste.
  • Stir in the salt and pepper to your taste.
  • You can use artichoke pesto as a condiment in sandwiches, tossed with your favorite pasta or simply to enhance the flavors in a particular dish.


STORE PESTO in the fridge for up to 1 week with a layer of oil over the top to keep the greens from oxidizing or freeze for longer shelf life.