Pesto with Arugula, healthy recipe

Pesto with arugula

This pesto is unique due to the arugula, which gives it a peppery bite balanced with the sweetness of almonds and a touch of tasty cheese. Use as a spread or on pasta. It's addictive! 

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups baby arugula leaves 

1 1/2 cups fresh basil leaves 

2 cup pine nuts

1 cup almonds 

greated parmesan cheese

5 cloves garlic 

3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 

salt and pepper to taste 

Preparations:

Place the arugula, basil, pine nuts, almonds, and garlic in a food processor, and chop to a coarse paste. Mix in olive oil, salt, and pepper. Process until well blended and smooth. 

Then, cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling water until done. Drain.

In a large bowl, mix pesto mixture into pasta. Stir in grated cheese. Enjoy!

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