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!

Ingredients 

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.

Chantelle

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