Spinach or Arugula Pesto Recipe

You can learn how to make this Spinach or Arugula Pesto Recipe using olive oil, garlic, cheese and spinach or arugula to create a delicious no-cook sauce perfect for pasta.



August/September 2007

  • Try this unique Spinach or Arugula Pesto Recipe as part of your next pasta meal.
    Try this unique Spinach or Arugula Pesto Recipe as part of your next pasta meal.
    Photo by Fotolia/fahrwasser
  • Try this unique Spinach or Arugula Pesto Recipe as part of your next pasta meal.

Yield: 5 servings

This Spinach Or Arugula Pesto Recipe uses traditional pesto ingredients of olive oil, garlic and Parmesan, along with a choice of spinach or arugula and pine nuts, cashews or walnuts to create this delicious pasta sauce.

Ingredients:

This unique Spinach or Arugula Pesto Recipe is a fast and easy no-cook sauce to dress your favorite pasta.

Pesto has been taking on many other flavors, some traditional and some evolving out of its popularity. Flavorful herb pestos can be made from cilantro, parsley, arugula, spinach and more. Here is one of my favorite pesto recipes.

Spinach or Arugula Pesto Recipe

1 1/2 cups spinach or arugula
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 to 2 cloves garlic
1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives
2 tsp pine nuts, cashews or walnuts
4 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions:

1. Wash and towel dry the spinach or arugula.

2. Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend to a smooth consistency. Serves 5.


Read more about making homemade pesto: Perfect Summer Pesto Recipes.


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