Try this delicious arugula pesto recipe for a unique way to enjoy these healthy greens. ($.33 per serving)
- 3 cups loosely packed arugula
- 1 medium garlic clove
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup walnuts
- 2 tbs grated parmesan cheese optional
- 1/2 tsp salt or more salt to taste if you skip the parmesan
In a food processor, combine the arugula, garlic, olive oil, walnuts, and parmesan cheese (if using). Process the ingredients until a smooth pesto forms. You will need to scrape down the sides a few times with a rubber spatula.
Taste the pesto and add salt if needed. If you include parmesan, you may not need any additional salt.
Refrigerate for up to 4 days or freeze for several months. I recommend freezing the pesto in an ice cube tray and then storing the cubes in an airtight container. That way, you can take out a small amount for a sandwich or snack whenever you need it.
Calories: 91kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 167mg | Potassium: 44mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 189IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg