Artichoke Lemon Pesto with Crudité

Artichoke Lemon Pesto with Crudité
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Delicious pesto dip for veggies or to put on any pasta dish!
Recipe type: Dip or Sauce
Serves: 4
  • 12-15 artichoke hearts, cut in half (I used jarred artichokes that were in olive oil for more flavor)
  • ⅓ cup walnuts
  • 4-5 tbsp. olive oil
  • 4-5 tbsp. vegetable broth
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ cup fresh parsley
  • ½ cup fresh basil
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3-5 cups of spinach (optional)
  1. Place a large pan over medium-high heat, add a splash of fat. I like ghee and 1 minced garlic clove.
  2. As soon as the garlic becomes fragrant, add the halved artichokes.
  3. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and let cook until slightly browned and tender on all sides.
  4. Once artichokes are browned, add them to a food processor along with the walnuts, olive oil, vegetable broth, and second garlic clove.
  5. Puree until smooth.
  6. Add the parsley, basil, lemon, and salt and pepper. Puree once more until smooth.
  7. Taste and add more lemon and salt and pepper to your preference.