Grilled Artichoke With Arugula Pesto

Pesto gets a spicy improvement with the bright and fresh flavors of arugula. Paired perfectly as a dipping sauce for a lemon-drenched grilled artichoke, this pesto might just become a staple condiment in your home!
By:
Similar Topics:

Ingredients

2 artichokes
2 lemons, halved and grilled
4 cups packed fresh arugula
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/2 cup pure olive oil
1/3 cup pine nuts, toasted
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan
juice of 2 lemons

Yield: 4 servings

Instructions

1. To prepare the artichokes, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cut bottom of stem, and clean stock with a vegetable peeler. Boil for 30-45 minutes, turning artichoke every 10 minutes until outer leaves are easily plucked. Once cooked, set aside and let access water drain and fully cool. 

2. Once cooled, cut artichokes in half, cleaning any fibers from the center. Place face down on a grill on medium/high heat for 7-10 minutes. Drizzle with olive oil and squeeze grilled lemons on top before serving.

3. To make the pesto, add the rest of the ingredients to a food processor and pulse until smooth. Serve as a dipping sauce for the artichokes.

Next Up

Grilled Avocado With Ceviche

Grilled avocados make the perfect power lunch on the go when piled high with bright and fragrant ceviche.

Sweet Pistachio Pesto Crostini

Packed with herbaceous notes, this dish could double as a decadent starter or a playful dessert.

Dublin White Cheddar Potatoes O'Brien Recipe

Wake up your taste buds the day of St. Paddy's Day (or morning after) with an Irish-inspired potato recipe that's filled with vegetables, meat and cheese.

Brussels Sprout Flatbread

Brussels sprouts come to life atop this savory flatbread. By using only the petals, these green crisps bring surprising texture.

Stout-Braised Short Ribs Recipe

Nothing goes hand in hand quite like Guinness and St. Patrick's Day. This hearty entree braises the meat in stout beer for an exceptional, mouthwatering meal that's perfect for guests.

Mini Lamb Pot Pies With Minted Peas

Give the classic pot pie a hearty yet lighter twist with curried meat and refreshing mint peas.

Tomatillo Breakfast Shakshuka

Whether you serve up family style or in individual skillets, this baked tomatillo paired with Mediterranean spices is sure to become a morning classic.

Matcha Green Tea Gimlet Recipe

The grassy notes of the matcha balance perfectly with the flowery botanicals of the London dry gin in this very "green" cocktail. It's a bit tart, a bit sweet, a bit unusual and very tasty.

Chocolate Stout Pudding Recipe

This stout-infused chocolate pudding is perfect for St. Patrick's Day, though you may crave it year round. The stout-like contrast between the pudding and topping is best seen when served in small jars or clear glasses.

Lucky Vanilla Cupcakes Recipe

These green-topped cupcakes forego the food coloring altogether. They get their festive hue from brightly colored, pulverized pistachios.
More from:

St. Patrick's Day

Shop This Look

Found a living space you love in HGTV's Photo Library? Get the look in your own home with products from Wayfair.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.