Healthy Recipes

Meatless Monday Recipe: Arugula Pistachio Pesto

Arugula adds a peppery spin to this flavor-packed pesto. Toss with pasta or use it as a sandwich spread.

Meatless Monday Recipe: Arugula Pistachio Pesto
Pin it Romulo Yanes


3 cloves garlic
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1∕3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1∕3 cup Parmesan cheese, broken into pieces
1∕3 cup pistachio pieces
1 cup loosely packed basil leaves
5 cups loosely packed arugula leaves, rinsed and dried
3∕4 teaspoon kosher salt
1∕4 teaspoon fresh black pepper


Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender and whirl until smooth.

Nutritional facts: 

Per serving (2 tablespoons): 176 calories, 16.5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 4 g protein, 4 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 357 mg sodium.