This twist on a classic pesto substitutes fresh basil leaves with arugula, making your pasta or any other dish you want to serve it with more spicy and interesting.
- 2 cups fresh arugula leaves
- 2/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 pine nuts
- 1 garlic clove, peeled
- 5 tbs olive oil
- salt, pepper
In a food processor add 1 cup of the arugula leaves together with 2 tbs of olive oil. Mix together until a fine mixture is obtained. Add the remaining arugula, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese and garlic. Turn the food processor onto blend and slowly drizzle the remaining olive oil into the mixture. Taste and add as much salt as you like. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and blend for a few more seconds.
Transfer the mixture into a glass container and keep it up for 10 days. Serve it together with pasta, chicken or steak, or even as a dipping sauce.
Enjoy this simple and easy pesto preparation!!!
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