Artichoke Tapenade


Need a good dip to spice up your life? I’ve got just the recipe for you! ๐Ÿ™‚

Today’s dip stars artichoke, a thistle which offers up surprising health benefits. Here are a few:

  1. Artichokes are higher in antioxidants than foods that typically spring to mind when thinking of antioxidants (such as blueberries, dark chocolate and red wine). This is due to a higher ORAC value (Oxygen radical absorbance capacity). Artichokes have an ORAC value of 9416 as compared to blueberries which have an ORAC of 6552 (hint hint, nudge nudge: the higher the number, the better ๐Ÿ˜‰ ).
  2. Artichokes are high in digestive system soothing fiber. A 120-gram serving contains just over 10 grams of fiber.
  3. Artichokes contain cynarin, a liver-protecting compound which may help you produce bile. This in turn can help improve digestion and may help reduce bloating.

This smooth tapenade tastes so unique and bright, with citrus-y, woody and buttery flavours. Here’s how to whip up a batch! ๐Ÿ™‚

Artichoke, Pine Nut & Lemon Tapenade


  • 2 cups canned artichokes, drained (2 cans)
  • 1/2 cup roasted pine nuts
  • 10 fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tbsp. avocado oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • Cracked pepper, to taste



  1. Pulse in food processor until well blended yet still chunky.
  2. Serve with raw veggies, crackers, baguette or as a condiment on a sandwich.

Let me know how much you like this in the comments section ๐Ÿ˜‰ย Peace out!


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  1. Jonathan Mongeau says:


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