Arugula Pesto Easy Recipe

Arugula Pesto

Change up your pesto game with this fast, and fresh recipe for peppery arugula pesto! With just a few simple ingredients you’ll have a delicious pesto.
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Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 1 cup
Author: Katie's Cucina


  • 1/3 cup pine nuts
  • 4 cups arugula
  • 1/2 cup pecorino romano cheese
  • 1/4 cup flat leaf Italian parsley
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2-3 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons Barlean's Organic Flax Oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  • In a frying pan, toast the pine nuts on high heat until golden brown (about 1-2 minutes). Remove from the heat and set to the side.
  • Using a high-power blender or food processor, blend together the toasted pine nuts, arugula, pecorino romano cheese, flat leaf parsley, garlic , and olive oil. As the blender is running, add in the water, Flax oil, and lemon juice. Blend for at least 1 minute or until smooth.
  • Transfer to a glass air-tight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
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