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arugula pesto

Arugula Basil Pesto

Full of flavor and green goodness, you can whip up this pesto in less than 15 minutes.
Prep Time 15 mins
Course main dish, Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6


  • 1 bunch fresh arugula (about 3 packed cups)
  • ¾ cup walnuts
  • ¼ cup grated Parmigiana cheese
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 garlic clove - medium
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil


  • Mince the garlic clove.
  • In a food processor, add walnuts, arugula, salt and garlic. Pulse until walnuts are ground fine. With the motor running, drizzle in the olive oil until a creamy consistency is reached. Adjust the amount of olive oil to suit your own taste.


Makes about 1 cup. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for 3 days. To prevent the pesto from turning brown in the fridge, lay plastic wrap down right on the surface, thus preventing exposure to air.
Keyword easy and fast, pesto