Arugula Pesto

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Arugula Pesto

[Photographs: Joshua Bousel]

About the author: Joshua Bousel brings you new, tasty condiment each Wednesday and a recipe for weekend grilling every Friday. He also writes about grilling and barbecue on his blog The Meatwave whenever he can be pulled away from his grill.

  • Yield:makes 1 cup
  • Active time: 15 minutes
  • Total time:15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups packed fresh arugula leaves, rinsed and dried
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped walnuts
  • 4 medium garlic cloves
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup finely grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. 1.

    Place arugula, walnuts, and garlic in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until finely chopped, about five 1-second pulses, scraping down sides of bowl as necessary.

  2. 2.

    With the food processor running, pour oil through feed tube in a slow, steady stream. Keep food processor running until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides of bowl as necessary.

  3. 3.

    Add the Parmesan and lemon juice and pulse to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week, or in a resealable plastic bag in the freezer for up to six months.