1 teaspoon pine nuts
2 cups arugula
1 Tablespoon finely chopped basil
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1 clove garlic
¼ teaspoon pepper
½ teaspoon salt
3 Tablespoons olive oil
This easy-to-make pesto uses arugula as a main base instead of basil, making it less expensive and easier to source. Arugula adds a nice peppery flavor while the lemon and olive oil mellow the harshness of the other ingredients.
Makes approximately half a cup of pesto.
1. Toast pine nuts until golden brown in a small pan over medium heat or in a toaster oven.
2. In a food processor, add all ingredients and process until well combined. The mixture should be a more liquidy consistency, not pasty or chunky. If it’s too thick, add more olive oil until it has reached the desired consistency.