Arugula-Basil Pesto
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Serves: makes 3 cups (24 servings, 2 tablespoons each)
Simple and delicious! This recipe makes enough pesto for 3 lbs of look to freeze some of it for later. Pesto freezes and reheats amazingly well so you can enjoy summer's best all year long.
  • 4½ oz fresh arugula
  • 4 oz fresh basil1
  • ½ cup pistachios
  • 1½ cups extra-virgin olive oil
  • ⅓ cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 5 cloves garlic, peeled
  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor, food prep, or blender. Scrape down the sides, as needed to incorporate all ingredients fully. Use as desired, such as over pasta, in dips, as an appetizer, etc.
I divided this recipe into thirds (about 1 cup each). Each third will work perfectly with 1 pound of dry cooked pasta.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 Tbsp Calories: 143 Fat: 15.1 Carbohydrates: 1.3 Sugar: 0.3 Sodium: 122 Fiber: 0.6 Protein: 1.3 Cholesterol: 1
Recipe by Prevention RD at