Lemon Artichoke Pesto Pasta

Elevate your weeknight dinners with our zesty and vibrant Lemon Artichoke Pesto Pasta! This dish is a celebration of fresh, bold flavors that come together in a symphony of taste and texture. The lemon-infused pesto, combined with tender artichokes, creates a deliciously creamy and tangy sauce that perfectly coats each strand of pasta. It’s a refreshing twist on traditional pesto, offering a burst of citrus that complements the earthy notes of artichoke. Perfect for a quick and easy meal, this pasta dish is light, flavorful, and guaranteed to delight your taste buds.

What makes this Lemon Artichoke Pesto Pasta truly stand out is its simplicity and elegance. With just a handful of ingredients and minimal prep time, you can create a restaurant-quality dish right in your own kitchen. The combination of fresh basil, zesty lemon, and artichoke hearts not only provides a delightful taste but also packs in a healthy dose of nutrients. Whether you’re cooking for a family dinner or entertaining guests, this pasta is sure to impress. Serve it with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese and a side of garlic bread for a complete meal that’s as delicious as it is satisfying.



  • 1 14-oz jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ cup pine nuts or walnuts
  • ⅓ cup fresh parsley
  • ¼ cup freshly grated hirten cheese
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste (seasoned very generously!)
  • 1 lb pasta
  • 1 carton grape tomatoes, cut into halves
  • Additional cheese for grating over pasta


1 – In the large bowl of a food processor, combine artichoke hearts, garlic cloves, pine nuts, parsley, cheese, lemon zest and lemon juice. Pulse until well blended.
2 – Add the olive oil to the feed tube and let it slowly drain into the bowl as you blend. Salt and pepper to taste.
3 – Use immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

4 – Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain (but do not rinse).

Lemon Artichoke Pesto Pasta
5 – Add artichoke pesto and grape tomatoes to warm pasta.
6 – Generously grate Hirten cheese over top. Serve warm.

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