02 Jun artichokes in pasta
Speedy suppers really suit the summer months. I don’t know about you but I find the pace of summer means my calendar is often a little fuller than in the winter months. When I’m juggling busy days filled with work and life commitments, I’m even more reliant on quick kitchen tricks.
This week I made use of good quality jarred artichoke hearts for super speedy suppers, influenced by the Mediterranean.These jarred beauties love working with pesto to bring you a satisfying supper.
Artichokes in Pasta
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
150g of spaghetti
2 heaped tablespoons of green pesto
10 jarred artichoke hearts
Parmesan, to serve
A few leaves of fresh basil
- Cook the spaghetti according to its packet’s instructions. Drain the pasta and return to the saucepan.
- Add the green pesto to the pot and stir well.
- Add the artichoke hearts and heat everything through.
- Divide the pasta between two bowls. Top with shavings of Parmesan cheese and a few torn leaves of fresh basil.
this week’s storecupboard essential:
Jarred Artichokes: Jarred and marinated artichoke hearts will happily sit in your pantry in anticipation of the day when you’ll need them for a quick pizza topping or add to a creamy risotto. Head to your local deli or specialist food store to find good quality artichokes.
This recipe first appeared in The Irish Independent on May 28th