Arugula & Basil Pesto

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 1 cup

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. Toast pine nuts in heated skillet until golden, 2-3 minutes.
  2. Combine all ingredients, except olive oil, in food processor fitted with a metal blade.
  3. 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.

Serving Suggestion: 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.