Paleo Appetizer: Goat Cheese Stuffed Artichoke Hearts with Beef Bresaola and Pesto Sauce

Goat Cheese Stuffed Artichoke Hearts with Beef Bresaola and Pesto Sauce

My husband worked in a cute cafe called the Nook the whole time he was in chef school. They had great food that was pretty simple but always had people coming back for more. This easy appetizer dish is similar to the one they had there that was made with prosciutto but I like using this air dried beef called Bresaola. This is a great recipe because it will fit into primal and low carb diets. If you feel like adding a little grass fed cheese to your Paleo diet it can be great too. Make sure to get organic goat cheese whenever possible. This is a perfect for a snack before a big game or an easy dinner.

Low carb stuffed artichoke recipe:

Goat Cheese Stuffed Artichoke Hearts with Beef Bresaola and Pesto Sauce

Prep time:10 minutes

Cook time: 10 min

Serves 2

4 oz  beef Bresaola or other cured meat

6 artichoke hearts

4 oz goat cheese

3 cups basil leaves (I have also used cilantro)

1/ 2 cup olive oil

Sea salt and pepper to taste

1 Tbsp lemon juice


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Wrap the artichoke hearts in the beef and set them on baking sheet lined with parchment.

Roll a few tablespoons of goat cheese into a small ball and place on top of the artichoke heart.

Heat up the artichokes in the oven for about 10 minutes.

Place the basil into the blender with the olive oil, salt, pepper and lemon juice.

Remove the warm artichokes from the oven.

Pour a few tablespoons of the sauce over each artichoke.

Serve and enjoy.

Please note: if you are sensitive to goat cheese you can make macadamia nut ricotta instead.

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lCaitlin Weeks BA, NC, CPT is a full time blogger and author. She has many years of experience as a Certified Nutrition Consultant, C.H.E.K. Holistic Lifestyle Coach, and professional personal trainer in San Francisco, CA. Caitlin has had success conquering obesity after a lifelong struggle with her weight. Since 2009 she has been winning the battle against Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis using a Paleo diet. She truly believes in the mind- body connection for healing and is certified EFT practitioner. She is committed to educating others about the benefits of traditional/ancestral foods and efficient exercise.

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