2.24.2011

Arugula Pesto

Giada's Arugula Pesto recipe is a great change from your typical basil pesto. This is the perfect sauce to use on pizza, pasta or chicken. You can also add 1/4 cup of light mayonnaise to this recipe and make this a pesto mayo for your sandwich! (See Chicken and Arugula Pesto post)

 
You Will Need:
  • 2 cups packed arugula
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and halved
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly grated ground black pepper

 
Here We Go:
  • Blend the arugula and garlic in a food processor until finely chopped
  • With the machine running, gradually add the olive oil until well blended
  • Transfer to a large bowl and stir in Parmesan and salt and pepper

 
Happy Feasting!

2 comments:

jaclynnchan.com said...

I have always wanted to make arugula pesto. And I'm not just saying that because you commented on my blog and I needed to respond to yours to be polite :) Unfortunately I cannot find it anywhere because I'm 98% sure arugula is not in season. Is it summer yet?

Kate said...

Jaclynn, Arugula Pesto is great! Don't get me wrong, I love my basil pesto but this is a nice change and tastes great with a little mayo. I add mayo and use it as a sandwich spread!