Artichoke Pesto

Yield: 4 Half Pints

1  14oz. Can Quartered Artichoke Hearts, Drained

1 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Divided

½ Teaspoon French Grey Salt

1 Teaspoon Ground Green Peppercorns

½ Cup Sliced Almonds, Roasted

1 Tablespoon Chopped Capers (Optional)

1 Cup Chopped Flat Leaf Italian Parsley

1 Tablespoon Mediterranean Kitchen Seasoning

                      OR Lemon Grove

1½ Tablespoon Fresh Lemon Juice

1 Cup Finely Grated Parmigiano-Reggiano

Salt and Pepper To Taste

Pesto is more than just one of our Signature dishes here at the farm – it’s one of our trademark recipes that our guests have come to depend on. Whether kale pesto, or tomato pesto, ramp pesto, or this beautiful artichoke version, we always have some on hand in the refrigerator, and more in the freezer. They all add something special to the occasion. Sometimes we serve them on bruschetta with cocktails; other times we mix some into our pasta dishes – or quiche, or soup. The possibilities are almost limitless. But no matter how you use them, they promise to add amazing flavor to any dish. This artichoke pesto is no exception. Once you give it a try, you’re bound to make it part of your repertoire.   

 

Place artichokes in bowl of food processor. Pulse several times, then salt, pepper, add almonds, capers (if using), parsley, seasoning blend, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and lemon juice. Pulse again several times.

 

Slowly drizzle remaining olive oil into the bowl. Process until desired consistency has been reached. Refrigerate pesto until ready to use. To freeze, place in an airtight container, cover with olive oil, seal, and freeze.

MorningStar Kitchen Seasonings Featured in this Recipe
Click on images below to learn more about seasonings in this recipe
French Grey
Sea Salt
With its artisanal, Old World
appeal, French Grey sea salt is a favorite of professional chefs. Hand harvested from mineral-rich salt beds, we believe this one is the perfect salt for accomplished Home Chefs as well.
French Grey Sea Salt from MorningStar Kitchen
Green Peppercorns
Green peppercorns are
harvested from the pepper vine
before the berries have reached their full maturity, resulting in a zestier flavor than that of black or white peppercorns. Chefs use them when they are seeking a lighter, cleaner, and fresher taste from their pepper.
Green Peppercorns from MorningStar Kitch
Mediterranean
Kitchen
Whether your'e making Italian
lasagna or Greek Moussaka - or
whatever Mediterranean dish you desire - this seasoning blend practically guarantees a perfect sauce every time. Perfectly balanced, this savory blend has the subtle Mediterranean flavor you are looking for. Use with meats, stews, soups, and vegetables, too. 
Mediterranean Kitchen Seasoning from MorningStar Kitchen
Lemon Grove
Seasoning

Zesty and aromatic, this

blend is one of our favorites! It's

great with chicken, seafood, fresh green vegetables, sauces, marinades, & remoulades. We're sure that once you've tried it, you'll make it one of your "go-to" ingredients. 

Lemon Grove Seasoning from MorningStar Kitchen