Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Creamy Arugula Pesto

arugula pesto

The good-for-you fat from avocado gives this pesto it's silky texture. Super versatile, you can use it as pasta sauce, spread on sandwiches or as a dip. 
What makes this Arugula deliciousness even more awesome is that you can get it ready on a whip, no need for long periods of cooking - which is a super bonus now that the spring is here and we want to spend more time outside instead of warming our bellies on the stove. 
Don't take me wrong, I still love to stay hours in the kitchen, but sometimes is just nice to relax  to the sound of chirping birds and get some sun into our skin.

arugula pesto

Preparation time: 15 min
Yield, 1 cup
Level: Easy Peasy


60g of Arugula (around 3 cups)
1/2 Ripe avocado
1 Garlic clove
1/3 cup of Walnuts
1/2 cup of Fresh Parsley
1 Rosemary steam
1/3 cup of Olive Oil
Juice of 1/2 a lime
Salt & Pepper to taste

On a skillet, toast walnuts. Set it aside to cool. 

In the meantime, add all ingredients in a bowl, including walnuts when they've cooled. Puree it with a food processor or a stab mixer.  Voilá your pesto is ready. The 15 minutes needed is really just to wash and collect your ingredients. ;)

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