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