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Pasta with Arugula Pesto

Pasta with Arugula Pesto

  • Prep

    25 m
  • Ready In

    25 m
Jessica

Jessica

The unique flavour of arugula makes this pesto peppery and robust.

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  • Calories:
  • 377 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 19.6 g
  • 30%
  • Carbs:
  • 40.5g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 10.5 g
  • 21%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 71 mg
  • 24%
  • Sodium:
  • 80 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Combine the walnuts, garlic, arugula, and cilantro or basil in a food processor or blender. Whirl them just until they are coarsely chopped. While the machine is running, add the olive oil in a thin stream. Transfer the pesto to a bowl. (At this point the pesto can be frozen. Thaw it before proceeding.)
  2. Stir the Parmesan cheese, salt, and cayenne into the pesto
  3. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta, and cook it, stirring occasionally, until it is just tender. Drain the pasta, return it to the empty pot, and toss it with the pesto, adding a tablespoon or two of water if necessary to distribute the pesto evenly.
  4. Transfer the pasta to a serving bowl or to individual plates, garnish with additional Parmesan cheese and serve.
  5. All done! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments!
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BRIEKAESE
21

BRIEKAESE

10/8/2003

This was a little bit too "arugula-y" for me! Maybe it would have been improved by using more basil and less arugula. Also, this should be made with a mildly-flavored olive oil, so that the arugula and olive flavors aren't overwhelming. It's worth a second try, though!

samaliceche
17

samaliceche

5/13/2007

wow--spicy. Tastes great if you like argula. I added cottage cheese and gave one more spin thru the blender to mellow it out a bit.

Avon- status quo PRO
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Avon- status quo PRO

3/16/2011

LOVED, LOVED, LOVED THIS RECIPE. I had a mix of arugula and baby spinach to use up and have seen this recipe before but never had the arugula. Well tonight was the night for something fast and easy. Also, instead of walnuts, I used what I had on hand that being pecans. Otherwise it was as written and served with penne pasta. Thanks Jessica, it will be made again.

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