Artichokes have been a part of Italian cuisine for thousands of years, especially in the south of Italy, Napoli (Naples) where they were brought from their origin Arabia.
Artichoke is not only a delicious vegetable but also wonderful for your health. They are very high infiber, potassium, calcium and iron. It is known to positively help poor liver function (thus helping to lower the blood cholesterol), arteriosclerosis, gout, supports the treatment of hepatitis and improves the gall secretions. It can slightly lower the blood sugar, improve the appetite and digestion, is diuretic and may help some migraine conditions (most especially those caused by toxins in the blood). So what we are waiting for?
Add a unique Italian flavor to your dishes with this buttery A&A Artichoke Lemon Pesto, made with a blended creative combination of fresh ingredients as artichokes hearts, fresh squeezed lemon, garlic and parmigiano reggiano cheese.
Use A&A Artichoke Lemon Pesto as:
- Spread for Crackers, bread, crostini or on top of crusty bruschetta. Remember my past blog about crostini & bruschetta? You can have a look of it here.
A pasta sauce for your favorite pasta dish and also lasagna. Toss with pasta, add 2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil and drizzle some fresh ground black pepper.
Add 2 tbsp into your salad dressing to enhance the overall flavor of your green salad.
Stir into rice or risotto.
Mound over ant type of sautéed flaky fish as trout or cod. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley and serve with lemon wedges.
Put a healthy tablespoon under the skin of the chicken breast, top with additional pesto and parmesan cheese and bake.
- Use as a condiment for a grilled panini.
Make an Artichoke Pesto Pizza. Coat pizza dough with the pesto and mozzarella cheese and bake in a hot oven.
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