Arugula Pesto

  • Prep Time : 10 min
  • Ready Time : 10 min



  • 2 cups fresh arugula
  • 1 small garlic clove or 1/2 large clove
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese (heaping)
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • salt and pepper


Toast pine nuts in a saute pan over medium heat. Set aside to cool.

Add arugula and garlic to a food processor and blitz.

Add parmesan cheese, 1/2 C olive oil, and 3 T pine nuts and blitz.

Add lemon zest and juice, 1/2 C olive oil, salt, and pepper, and blitz again.

Done and done.

Source: Smell Good Kitchen

2 thoughts on “Arugula Pesto

  1. Scottee Meade says:

    The recipe should list 3T pine nuts. Walnuts would work, too, since pine nuts are so expensive these days.

  2. Ryan says:

    Thanks, Scottee — updated the recipe to show 3 T.

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