Artichoke pesto

Artichoke pesto
  • Serves icon Serves 6
  • Time icon Ready in 5 minutes

This quick and easy cheat’s pesto simply combines regular basil pesto with the  subtle flavour of artichoke; making a dip with a difference.

For another way with artichoke, try these crispy artichokes with hazelnut salsa verde as a tasty aperitif



  • 150g fresh pesto
  • 280g jar baby artichokes in olive oil
  • Extra olive oil


  1. Put the pesto into a food processor. Add the artichokes and the oil from the jar (there will be about 6 tablespoons) and blend everything briefly to make a pesto. Put in a bowl and cover with a thin layer of olive oil to prevent the pesto from discolouring.
  2. Before serving, mix the oil into the pesto, then divide between 6 serving bowls and serve with the garlic breadsticks.


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