I 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
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.