Arugula Walnut Pesto 

img_1381.jpgI have TONS of arugula coming out of the garden right now and I won’t let any of it go to waste! I grow arugula every year (I just can’t seem to get enough of this peppery green!) and I put it in a lot of recipes but my favorite thing to do with my arugula is make pesto!
  I like to make about ten jars of arugula walnut pesto to store in the freezer for the winter months. They are perfect for a quick but tasty meal! It doesn’t get much easier than mixing up a couple tablespoons of pesto in some warm pasta noodles! This pesto is super simple to make and so tasty! This is a great way to use your arugula you have growing in the garden!


6 cups of chopped arugula

2-3 garlic cloves

1 cup of walnuts

1/4 – 1/2 cup of olive oil

1/2 cup of  shreaded parmesan cheese

1-2 mason jars

Yields: 1-2  half pint mason jars

1. Chop arugula and add to the food processor. Peel garlic cloves and add garlic and 1/4 cup of olive oil to the food processor.

2. Add remaining ingredents to the processor and puree until smooth. If needed add remaining 1/4 cup of olive oil to the food processor slowly to achieve desired consistency.

3. Spoon pesto into jars and seal with lids

TIP: Store pesto in the fridge for up to a week. Store in the freezer for up to six months.

This pesto is delicious mixed with warm pasta. You can try adding chicken or shrimp for a little more filling meal. Top with parmesan cheese and serve warm! It is a delicious way to add some flavor to meat or poultry before grilling. It is also divine smeared on piece of warm bread!

Grow it. Pick it. Cook it. Eat it.



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