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Arugula Pesto

This pesto from chef Sara Foster is used in her Arugula Pesto Snap Beans recipe from "Sara Foster's Southern Kitchen."

  • Yield: Makes about 1 1/2 cups
Arugula Pesto

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, April 2011


  • 4 cups firmly packed arugula, washed and drained
  • 1 cup (3 ounces) freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 4 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Place arugula, cheese, almonds, garlic, salt, and pepper in the jar of a blender or bowl of a food processor and pulse several times to chop. Add lemon juice and pulse until pureed. With the motor running, add olive oil and puree until smooth. Use immediately or store in an airtight container, refrigerated, for up to 1 week.