Sundried Tomato, Artichoke, & Hazelnut Peppered Pesto

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This is a gentle, subtle, and yet most memorable pesto with the most unique ingredients.  Exquisite, succulent, and aromatic – a true ensemble of tastes that play the most delicious of culinary symphonies.

Serves 4 portions

INGREDIENTS

2 cloves garlic

½ cup roasted hazelnuts

4 marinated artichoke hearts

4 sundried tomatoes

½ cup fresh parsley

4 Tbsp (60 mL) extra virgin olive oil

1 cup (250 mL) nut milk, or other vegan

1 tsp crushed black peppercorns

½ cup vegan melting cheese

salt to taste

METHOD

  1. First put your pasta on the heat, in a large saucepan full of boiling water, and cook according to the packet instruction.
  2. Then place the garlic and nuts in your food processor, and process until very fine. Now add the parsley, and pulse until ingredients are all quite small.
  3. Next, add the artichokes hearts and sun dried tomatoes, and process again. Then add the remaining ingredients, except for the nut milk, and pulse until well blended.
  4. After you have cooked your pasta, and rinsed it a little with cold water, add the pesto mixture to your saucepan, with half the milk, and mix until heated – for less than a minute.
  5. Then throw your pasta in, add the remaining milk, stir, taste for salt, and serve hot.
  6. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley and crushed black pepper. Enjoy !

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65 Responses to “Sundried Tomato, Artichoke, & Hazelnut Peppered Pesto”

  1. Alma Lima Says:

    Excelent combination, with some of my favorite flavors garlic, hazelnuts, artichoke, extra virgin olive oil, thanks for sharing Miriam! ♥

  2. Emjay Says:

    Omg! Miriam this looks absolutely delicious and i’m not a huge fan of pasta, but i want it lol. If it wasn’t for you life would be bland. I should just hire you as my in-home chef, your daughter would love all the animals here :) Keep your delicious recipes coming. You are an inspiration and creation to all things good.

  3. Victoria Thompson Says:

    Thank you for your delicious recipes — so good and nutritious — and no animals were tortured or died for this food.

  4. Mirjam Says:

    Will try this a.s.a.p. this week – looks tremendously delicious! will let you know how it worked out :-)

  5. Miriam Says:

    Mirjam Hi there and thanks for your comment – I look forward to your feedback when you have tried it out. Cheers to you in the meantime !

  6. Miriam Says:

    Victoria Hi and many thanks for dropping by here with your comment and compliment, I appreciate it. Indeed no harm or suffering ever comes close to my recipes which brings (I hope) further delight to them. I shall check out your page too. Do visit again & feel free to share my page/link. I look forward to your future comments on my blog. Best to you !

  7. Miriam Says:

    Emjay Hi there and many, many thanks for your wonderful and awesome comment and compliment, I am thrilled that you love my recipes so much. I very much look forward to your future comments on my blog truly ! All the best to you !

  8. Miriam Says:

    Alma Hi there and many thanks for dropping by here with your comment. I do have a feeling that this is your type of food – I very much look forward to your feedback on it soon. Cheers to you and yours !

  9. mondo Says:

    When do you add the Vegan cheese?

  10. Miriam Says:

    Mondo Hi there and welcome here. I mention in the recipe to add the remaining ingredients – that would include the cheese at that point. Hope you enjoy it ! Cheers to you !

  11. Juliette Says:

    What kind of pasta did you use here?

  12. Miriam Says:

    It’s a homemade vegan pasta that I am working on perfecting at the moment.

  13. Barbara Says:

    Oh Miriam, I was one of the ones that missed this! Thank you for posting again. I have a very busy day on Friday and a friend will be here for dinner as well. Think this will be it – looks simply amazing. :-)

  14. Miriam Says:

    Hi there Barbara, I am thrilled that you will be making this, and feel that it will be just ideal for Friday – once you have the ingredients in, it will be very easy and quick to prepare. Do let me know how it goes as and when. Very Best to You !

  15. Ruth Brunotte tsavousis Says:

    Loved it, delicious

  16. Miriam Says:

    Thanks for letting me know Ruth, I am delighted !

  17. Gail Says:

    Made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious!

  18. Miriam Says:

    Gail Hi there and thanks for dropping by here with your comment. I am delighted that you enjoyed this Pesto. I look forward to your future comments on my blog, until then Best to You !

  19. Karen Says:

    Just made this for dinner tonight. I didn’t have hazelnuts, so I used walnuts. Easy to make and quick to whip up if pressed for time.

  20. Miriam Says:

    Hi there Karen and welcome here. Thanks for your comment, I have one question for you now – did you enjoy it ?

  21. victoria knight Says:

    I made this for dinner and had to make a second batch, it was so good. Delicious, thank you for these recipes.

  22. Miriam Says:

    Hi there Victoria and welcome here, many thanks for dropping by here with your comment and feedback. I am delighted that you have enjoyed this so much that you had to make a second batch – I have to say it is rather moorish ! I very much look forward to your future comments on my blog, meantime, Cheers to you !

  23. Gail Says:

    I’m a 57 year old lifelong vegetarian, recently turned vegan and I am loving your recipes! I just made this pesto for the third time. The whole family loves it. Thanks!

  24. Gail Says:

    Btw, I really appreciate the simple, easy to find ingredients. I live in Italy and it’s not always easy to find some of the more exotic ingredients that I see in many recipe books.

  25. Miriam Says:

    Gail Hi there and welcome here. Many thanks for dropping by here with your comment and compliment. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed this recipe for the 3rd time and that all the family enjoyed it ! I would like to take the opportunity to congratulate you for becoming a vegan after being a vegetarian for so long (impressive and great). I look forward to your future comments on my blog !

  26. Miriam Says:

    Right you are dear Gail and thanks for that. Ebay I have to say fills in the blanks when one cannot find certain ingredients – eg. onion powder, agar (for making vegan cheese etc). Just a thought, I love receiving my bits and pieces from there once a month or so. Best to you !

  27. Ruth Says:

    Made this for Australian Mother’s Day recently and it went down a treat – absolutely delicious combination of flavours, something I would admire at a restaurant – definitely making more next time for leftovers!!

  28. Miriam Says:

    Hi there Ruth and welcome here. I am delighted to hear that you made this as a Mother’s Day Treat, how good of you ! I am happy that you all enjoyed it and thanks for your compliments too. I look forward to your future comments on my blog – and yes, next time making more is a super idea for next day leftovers !!!

  29. Denise Scarbro Says:

    Wonderful recipe!!! I would love to share this with readers on my blog. I will be sure to provide a link back to your site so that they can enjoy more of your great recipes! Thank you, and keep them coming! :)

  30. Miriam Says:

    Hi there Denise and welcome here. Thanks for sharing my recipe and thanks for the link back too. Best wishes to you !

  31. patra Says:

    Delicious!! What kind of pasta noodle is that, by the by?

  32. Miriam Says:

    Hi there Patra and glad you enjoyed this recipe. I don’t recall the brand of pasta I’m afraid, but this works well with any pasta of your choice.

  33. Sophie Says:

    This looks delicious! I think I will make it for dinner for the family on Sunday. :)

  34. Miriam Says:

    Hi there Sophie and welcome here. I hope you enjoy this recipe and I look forward to your feedback as and when. Best Wishes your way in the meantime.

  35. Paula Says:

    Hi Miriam,

    I made this recipe last week and I can’t stop thinking about it, it was soooooo tasty. I replaced the hazelnuts for roasted pecans (I’m not very fond of hazelnuts) and it was so scrumptious!. I will be making this recipe again and again lol.

    Thanks
    Paula

  36. Miriam Says:

    Hi there Paula and many thanks for dropping by here with your comment. I am most delighted that you have made and enjoyed this recipe and will be making it again and again. Very best wishes your way Paula.

  37. Pam Says:

    Hi Miriam, I have been a vegetarian for over one year and just last week after uncovering the horrors of what animals go through to get their products to our tables was enough to help me reach my destination”to be a vegan”I love not eating meat but have not cooked much without cheese.I am wondering about what vegan cheese is or as you say a melting vegan cheese.By the way I love the recipes you share. This one in particular as I love artichoke, will have to try it on my days off. Thanks somuch

  38. Laura Says:

    Are the sundried tomatoes supposed to be the dried ones and if so do you soak them first? Or are you supposed to use the kind in oil? Thanks!

  39. Miriam Says:

    Laura Hi there and welcome here. Sorry for not getting back to you sooner – sundried tomatoes, use them dried, no soaking required, and yes, they would be the ones in oil. Hope you enjoy this recipe ! I look forward to your future comments and feedback here. Cheers in the meantime.

  40. Miriam Says:

    Pam Hi there and welcome here. Thanks so much for dropping by here with your comment and news – kudos to you for making a wonderful choice. Now, with cheese it depends on which country you reside in. If you are in the States or Canada you may reach out for the Daiya Cheese brand which melts well. If you are in the UK, then Sheese brand is quite good. My own mozzarella recipe (which does melt) is due to be published in my forthcoming book next spring (here is the link to a picture of my cheese that I used for this pizza http://mouthwateringvegan.com/2012/06/30/extra-cheesy-peppered-nutty-pizza-feast/). I hope you make and enjoy this recipe and my others too. I look forward to your future comments on my blog. Cheers to you in the meantime and best wishes your way !

  41. Michelle Says:

    what melting cheese do you use for this recipe?

  42. song tann Says:

    You are going to make it so easy for me to become vegan. Thanks!

  43. Miriam Says:

    Hi there Song – and you are making it very easy for me to smile – that’s awesome. Now all I have to do is to continue posting delicious recipes up for all people who are vegan or wish to become vegan or even try it out and share with non-vegans. But yes, my ethos Song is we are vegan, but in order to stay that way interesting and delicious vegan creations help to ensure that (even though I would never go back to eating meat again). Best wishes your way and kudos to you form making this decision – if you need ANY help with any aspect of veganism, just say the word ! I look forward to your future comments on my blog !

  44. Miriam Says:

    Michelle Hi there and welcome here. In answer to your question, I make my own cheeses (the best of which will be published in my upcoming book, very easy to make) which melt. That said if you are in Canada or the States you should have access to Daiya cheese which also melts. If you are in Europe there is Sheese. Hope this helps and best wishes your way !

  45. Joye in Mesa Says:

    Yet another recipe of yours that I’ve printed. I picked up some shirataki noodles this week and now I know what to do with them. I’ll let you know how it all tastes! Thanks, Miriam. Your recipes sure inspire me to keep eating well and loving it :o)

  46. Miriam Says:

    Joye Hi there and welcome here. Thanks for dropping by here with your comment and I very much look forward to your feedback on this Joye.. Best wishes your way in the meantime !

  47. Ty Says:

    I really enjoy coming to your website for ideas and recipes. I will have to try this recipe as well. It looks delicious. Thank you Miriam.

  48. Miriam Says:

    Ty Hi there and thanks for dropping by here and browsing my recipes. I do hope you make this pesto as it won’t disappoint you – let me know how it goes, and Best Wishes your way in the meantime !

  49. Kim Says:

    The Mr and I have just enjoyed a big bowl of this for dinner. It’s so good to be able to have a creamy pasta dish that’s dairy free. I did omit the “cheese” because I can’t stand soya cheese and it worked just fine. I’m in the process of making my own vegan cheese so once it’s ready I’ll look forward to trying it out in this recipe.

    Thanks again Miriam – you continue to fill my life with compassion and joy x

  50. Miriam Says:

    Hi there Kim and thanks for your feedback. I am delighted that you made and enjoyed this dish so thoroughly. Glad to be of use on your vegan journey and I very much look forward to your future comments on my blog. Best wishes your way in the meantime !

  51. Priya Says:

    Hi Miriam,

    Thank you for the recipe. A quick question….marinated artichoke…what kind of marination to use for the artichokes.
    It looks appetising and I am looking forward to cook this recipe.
    Thanks again.

  52. Miriam Says:

    Priya the artichokes hearts that I buy are the ones in the jar that say marinated, but to my knowledge they are preserved in oil – they will do the job. Hope this helps and let me know how it goes as and when. Best wishes your way in the meantime !

  53. rhonda osborne Says:

    This is really yummy. Your recipes are the best I have found.

  54. Miriam Says:

    Rhonda Hi there and thanks for dropping by here with your feedback. I am delighted that you have enjoyed this and thanks for your compliment. I very much look forward to your future comments on my blog. Best wishes your way in the meantime.

  55. Miriam S Says:

    wow! such a great recipie!! we just had this delicious dish… i just added a bit of lemon-juice to it… yummy! thanks miriam

  56. Miriam Says:

    Miriam Hi, I think you might be the first Miriam besides myself on this blog – how wonderful, I am delighted that you have made and enjoyed this. Very Best Wishes your way, and I look forward to your future comments on my blog ! (Oh, we are having a new monthly newsletter, if you wish to be added, just let me know – it will be out some weeks from now though). Cheers !

  57. Marty Bellew-Smith, Ph.D. Says:

    I made this tonight. It was absolutely delicious! Sadly, mine did not look as pretty as Miriam’s, but it tasted wonderful!

  58. Miriam Says:

    Marty Hi, that sure sounds awesome ! So glad you made and enjoyed it ! If you are a pesto lover like myself there is another couple of pestos to try out from my blog. Best wishes your way in the meantime !

  59. kelly whiteway Says:

    Will try this tonight…wondering how it would taste w/o the vegan melting cheese? I have yet to find one that I like. Recipe looks and sounds delicious though!

  60. Miriam Says:

    Kelly Hi there and welcome here. I understand how you feel about vegan cheese in general. I felt the same way a couple of years back, but now make my own which i have published in my upcoming book, and easy to make too ! Let me know how this goes. I don’t know where you are based so I cannot recommend a cheese brand for you. Best wishes your way in the meantime !

  61. Nicole Says:

    I loved this recipe! Made it last night, it was quick and easy and I had alot of leftovers. I only needed to use 1/2 cup of almond milk because it was creamy enough…thank you mouthwatering vegan! I need new recipes to spice up my meals.

  62. Miriam Says:

    Nicole Hi there, glad you enjoyed this pesto ! I very much look forward to your future comments on my blog. Meantime enjoy and best wishes your way ! :)

  63. Antje Says:

    I just had this for dinner. Didn’t have any cheese, so I added some nutritional yeast instead. Absolutely delicious, thank you!

  64. Wendy Says:

    Delicious as all the ones have been that I’ve tried.

  65. Miriam Says:

    Thanks for letting me know Wendy I appreciate your feedback. Best wishes your way in the meantime ! :)

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