Ar-U-Gunna Have Pesto?

Silly title, but the recipe has silly origins.  When I went to Haymarket last weekend I was compelled to buy the giant bag of arugula (BECAUSE IT WAS $2, how could I resist?!).  Well, the problem is there isn’t really room for a giant bag of arugula in my fridge so I had to do something to use up some of that arugula. And who doesn’t love pesto?  This recipe is so flavorful and extremely versatile.  Make a big batch and freeze half of it!


  • 3 cups arugula (washed and brained)
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried garlic
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • 1 squeeze lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup of olive oil

How to:

  1. Begin by wilting down the arugula in a pan with a little bit of water and oil and add the garlic in.
  2. Once the arugula is wilted, add to a food processor and begin to pulse until the arugula starts to break down. (a blender would be ideal)
  3. Then add in the cheese, lemon juice, pepper, and olive oil. Blend again until incorporated.
  4. I ate this with gnocchi, on a panini, the options are endless!

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