Grilling artichokes ups the flavor of this beautiful spring produce.
Wash, cut, and clean the artichokes.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add lemon and minced garlic.
Place the artichokes face down in the pot. Cover the pot.
Cook for 25-30 minutes, until the artichoke leaves pull off easily.
Meanwhile, make the pesto. In a food processor add the basil, pine nuts, olive oil and parmesan. Pulse until well combined. Add a little more olive oil, if the pesto is not a smooth consistency.
Spray a grill plate. Place the artichokes face down on the grill plate.
Grill the artichokes on both sides for 5-8 minutes each.
Serve immediately with pesto!
Need help cleaning and cutting your artichokes? Check out this post.