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Arugula Walnut Pesto REcipe

Arugula Walnut Pesto

This homemade arugula walnut pesto is easy to make. Use up leftover arugula or other greens to prevent waste. It makes a flavorful spread, dip, or pasta sauce.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword arugula, pesto recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 140kcal


  • 2 cups fresh arugula, tightly packed (I used baby arugula)
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup toasted chopped walnuts
  • 3 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper


  • Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend until the mixture is pureed but be sure to leave some texture. Add additional olive oil if needed.


Yields 1 cup of pesto.


Calories: 140kcal