Arugula Pesto Recipe

As the garden prepares to open for the spring we thought we would share another recipe to get you ready for the warmer weather.

These are the ingredients to make Arugula Pesto 

  • 2 cups of packed arugula leaves, stems removed
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 garlic gloves, unpeeled
  • 1/2 garlic cloves peeled and minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Step 1: Brown 6 garlic cloves with their peels on in a skillet over medium high heat until the garlic is lightly browned in places, about 10 minutes. Remove the garlic from the pan, cool, and remove the skins.

Step 2: Toast the nuts in a pan over medium heat until lightly brown, or heat in a microwave on high heat for a minute or two until you get that roasted flavor. 

Step 3: Combine the arugula, salt, walnuts, roasted and raw garlic into a food processor. Pulse while drizzling the olive oil into the processor. Remove the mixture from the processor and put it into a bowl. Stir in the Parmesan cheese. 

I hope you enjoy the recipe and come back soon for updates on the garden!

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