Pasta With Fresh Artichokes and Lemon

 

We’re celebrating fresh artichoke season here at Care2 Healthy Living. Check out this fantastic recipe for an artichoke-heavy pasta.

Pasta with Fresh Artichokes and Lemon

Ingredients:

  • Coarse salt
  • 3+ Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 Cups chopped onion
  • 3 Cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 8-10 Fresh artichokes, trimmed to hearts, chokes removed, and sliced thinly
  • 1 Pound penne or rigatoni pasta
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons freshly-squeezed lemon juice (plus more to taste)
  • 1/3 Cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • Freshly grated parmesan or Romano cheese

Instructions:
1. Boil a large pot of salted water. In a large skillet, add 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Stir in onions, artichokes, and a pinch or two of salt. Sauté over medium-low heat, stirring often, for about 10 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Add in a little more oil if the mixture gets too dry.
2. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package’s direction. When the pasta is just al dente, reserve and set aside about 1 cup of the cooking water before straining.
3. Melt butter in pot. Add lemon juice to butter and stir for a few seconds before adding penne and vegetables. Stir well to combine, adding a tablespoon or two of reserved pasta water at a time to thicken the sauce. Immediately transfer to serving bowls, sprinkle with cheese and serve.

Recipe Adapted From: Johanne Killeen via About.com

More Recipes:
Raw Artichoke Salad (Recipe)
Spring Vegetable Risotto (Recipe)
Braised Artichokes with Thyme
Sweet Pea and Mint Dip (Recipe)

73 comments

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W. C11 months ago

Thank you.

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William C.
William C11 months ago

Thanks.

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Jeanne Rogers
Jeanne R12 months ago

TYFS. Sounds good!

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Jacklyn Walker
.2 years ago

Love the flower too - now i can hardly wait til spring has sprung and the artichokes are ready for harvest - smile

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Cynthia B.
cynthia l2 years ago

sounds fabulous will try this

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Martyna Wrobel
Martyna Wr?bel3 years ago

I'm gonna try it :) thanks!

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Nils Anders Lunde
PlsNoMessage se3 years ago

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Natasha Salgado
natasha s3 years ago

Yummy! thanks 4 the recipe. Gonna try it!

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Celine R.
Past Member 3 years ago

Thanks for the recipe! :)

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Tim C.
Tim C3 years ago

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