Eat Smart Recipe - Artichoke Pesto


  • 1 package of pasta
  • 1 cup of fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 4 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp. Umeboshi vinegar
  • 1 jar of artichoke hearts, drained and chopped


  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil and add a generous pinch of salt.
  2. Cook pasta al dente.
  3. While the pasta cooks, blend the cilantro, garlic, lemon juice, cayenne pepper, walnuts olive oil, and Umeboshi vinegar in a food processor. Pour into a large bowl.
  4. Gently stir in chopped artichokes.
  5. Mix the pesto with the cooked pasta and serve!