This Artichoke Pesto pasta comes to you from Akiko Sasaki at Peaceful Plates. Akiko plans to travel the world to cook with grandmothers, monks, and farmers to learn their secrets. She seeks authentic plant-based cooking methods that have been culturally preserved for centuries. Akiko plans to blog her trip, sharing recipes from all over the world at Peaceful Plates so that all of us can experience the plant-based flavors of the globe.
Nuts, especially walnuts, are a great addition to this pesto and add plant-based protein, a little crunch, and omega-3 for brain boosting nutrients. Nuts lower the risk of heart disease and are known to reduce inflammation.