• ½ cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 2 cups arugula, rinsed and packed
  • 1 cup fresh basil, rinsed and packed
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic
  • ½ cup parmesan, freshly grated
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper, freshly ground
  • ¼ cup your favorite Gustare extra virgin olive oil varietal



Toast pine nuts in heated skillet until golden, 2-3 minutes.


Combine all ingredients, except olive oil, in food processor fitted with a metal blade.


Pulse while slowly drizzling olive oil into mixture. Scrape sides of bowl as needed to properly incorporate all ingredients. Pulse to desired consistency…less for a coarse, chunky pesto, and longer for a smoother pesto.


This powerfully flavorful, nutty pesto is delicious over pasta, as a sandwich condiment, a pizza topping, or served simply with sliced heirloom tomatoes and fresh mozzarella.