Arugula-Walnut Pesto

Arugula-Walnut Pesto

This is a fresh and delicious alternative to more traditional basil pestos.


  • 3/4 cup California walnuts, toasted
  • 1 bunch arugula, washed, stems removed (2 ounces of clean, stemmed leaves)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon (about 3 cloves) garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. In a food processor fitted with the metal blade, combine all of the ingredients and process for 1 to 2 minutes, stopping once or twice to scrape down the sides of the bowl, until the pesto is smooth.


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