Lemon Sun-dried Tomato Pasta with Artichoke Hearts

A light pasta full of zesty earthy flavors

I first made this recipe with my younger sister, back when I was vegetarian and lived in Little Havana, Florida. I remember us coming up with this recipe in my tiny hot kitchen. Not wanting to turn on the oven in the middle of summer in south Florida, we opted for a simple pasta dish with ingredients I already had at home.

Since I've always enjoyed a good cheese board and tapas, I typically almost always had a jar of sun-dried tomatoes and artichoke hearts. Before even tasting this recipe, I knew I would love it. It has all the flavors I enjoy. The sweet sun-dried tomatoes, earthy artichoke hearts, and citrus from the lemon juice makes this such a flavorful dish that's sure to impress. Plus, with easy store bought ingredients and a little prep, this recipe comes together in just 20 minutes!

Why You'll Love This Recipe:

  • uses simple store bought ingredients
  • comes together in just 20 minutes!
  • who doesn't love sun-dried tomatoes?

Substitutions and Add-ons:

  • Make it gluten free by simply using gluten free pasta
  • Add capers and/or olives, for a some more tang
  • Want a little heat? Add some red pepper flakes
  • Want a little cheese? crumble some vegan feta on top or some grated vegan parm

Pairing Suggestions:

  • This light pasta recipe pairs lovely with a refreshing Sangria or Tinto de Verano
  • Serve it with a side salad or Gazpacho
  • Serve it with your favorite plant-based protein.

Storage and Reheating:

  • Just like any other left over pasta, it will always be a little more dry the next day. To reheat add a splash of water.
  • Personally I can eat this cold the next day. Add a little more lemon juice and it turns into a delicious cold pasta salad dish for lunch the next day.

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Lemon Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta with Artichoke Hearts

A light pasta full of zesty earthy flavors that easily comes together in 20 minutes!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Easy, Light, Quick, Summer Pasta


  • 1 lbs Pasta uncooked
  • 2 Lemons juiced
  • 1 cup Sun-dried tomatoes chopped
  • 1 cup Artichoke hearts chopped
  • 4-6 Garlic cloves chopped
  • Salt + pepper to taste
  • Nutritional yeast optional topping
  • Hemp seeds optional topping


  • Boil pasta according to package directions.
  • Chop the sun-dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts and garlic.
  • In a pan, saut√© garlic, sun-dried tomato and artichoke hearts for 1-2 minutes at medium heat.
  • Add the cooked pasta to the pan with the tomato and artichokes. Cook at a low-medium setting for 1-2 minutes.
  • Squeeze the lemon juice over the pasta, toss and serve.


Feel free to use your choice of pasta. We found this fun shape called trottole.
besitos, J & R

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