Arugula Pesto

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There is something about pesto that just makes food taste fresh and great.  Maybe its the salty, buttery combination or maybe its the fact that the bright green hue adds much color and flavor to any dish.  This rich pesto can accompany your morning eggs, evening vegetables or as a spread for your afternoon snack of parmesan crisps.  I must say that because of the arugula, this pesto is better when served raw or as a topping rather than cooked into the food.

Arugula is packed with vitamin A and K, fat soluble vitamins, thus eating arugula pesto with good fats such as walnuts, olive oil, and cheese will ensure that all nutrients are absorbed in your body.  It also contains folic acid, necessary for brain functioning, and minerals—calcium, iron and potassium.

4 cups arugula, firmly packed

1/2 cup fresh basil

1/2 cup walnuts

1/2 parmesan cheese

3/4 cup olive oil

8-10 cloves garlic, depending on size

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

dash of freshly ground black pepper

dash of cayenne pepper

Blend all ingredients together in a food processor and enjoy!

Great topping with Parmesan Crisps!

Where to find the best ingredients—

Olive Oil

Sea Salt (Amazon or VitaCost)

Roasted, Crispy Walnuts

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