Arugula-Walnut Pesto Recipe

Arugula-Walnut Pesto
Difficulty: Easy | Makes: 1 cup

Tasty as either a sauce or a spread, this pesto goes great with roasted or grilled chicken, goat cheese, roast beef, dry-cured ham, or tossed with some pasta for a quick weeknight dinner.

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  • 3/4 cup shelled walnuts
  • 2 packed cups arugula
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  1. Place the walnuts and arugula in a food processor fitted with a blade attachment and pulse several times until combined.
  2. Add the mustard, vinegar, and salt, plus pepper to taste. With the machine running, slowly pour in the olive oil and process until the mixture is smooth but thick.