Arugula Pesto

6 Jun

My mom is a pesto lover… she sees pesto on a menu and she zones out anything else.

When we started getting bagfuls and bagfuls of fresh organic arugula in our CSA box, I decided to use some in a pesto for her.  There’s so much arugula salad one person can take in a given week. 

I loved the taste of this pesto because it’s much milder and fresher tasting than if you use only basil leaves


 Arugula Pesto 2


About 4 cups of arugula leaves, well washed and dried
1 handful of basil leaves
1/3 cup parmesan cheese
3 garlic cloves, chopped a bit
2 handfuls of walnuts
Sea salt and freshly cracked Pepper
About ½ cup of olive oil


  1. Fill the bowl of a food processor with all the ingredients except the olive oil.  Turn on the food processor and drizzle the olive oil thru the cover chute.
  2. Process until a chunky paste forms.

Arugula Pesto 1

3 Responses to “Arugula Pesto”

  1. Aimee S. June 8, 2009 at 1:41 pm #

    Thank you, thank you! I have tons of arugula growing in my garden and was not sure what to do with it all. I had recently read about making pesto with it and after reading this, I’m going to do it! Thanks,

    arm1970 – SE

    KFC – It’s so nice to be able to help you out… I have seen your comments in SE and I am glad you’re visitng my blog too… Madelyn.

  2. Aimee S. June 9, 2009 at 11:57 am #

    As soon as I harvest the arugula and make this I will let you know how it turns out! Thanks Madelyn!

  3. Aimee S. June 9, 2009 at 12:01 pm #

    One more thing…I saw that you sort of have a Facebook account (looks like it might be you in PR)…you really should put some stuff on there, there are a lot of us SE peeps there and we’d love to have you join us!!! There’s Chiffy, Perky Mac, Jerzee, Brooke29, Pjracz, Luna Pier Cook, Pavlov and probably many more. If you decide to come to FB you can add me as a friend!

    Aimee Michard Self

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