Arugula Pesto

This pesto is great on all types of fish or pasta though salmon is my favorite.

  • Simply spread on fish 1/2 hour before cooking.

  • You can buy large quantities of fresh arugula and make this in batches to freeze in ice cube trays. After it's frozen place in zip lock bags for convenience.


  • 1/4 cup walnuts-toasted

  • 10 ounces baby arugula

  • 2 tablespoons fresh garlic chopped

  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 cup Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, grated

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 teaspoon black pepper 


  • Put toasted walnuts in food processor, chop finely.

  • Add arugula, garlic, zest and lemon juice, process slowly adding olive oil thru top chute. Add salt and pepper ,continue to process.

  • Remove from processor, place in bowl and stir in cheese.

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