Arugula Pesto


Our first arugula harvest of the season comes this week!

4 cups fresh arugula leaves, packed
1 tablespoons garlic, finely chopped
Salt and pepper
1 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons pine nuts or walnuts, toasted
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Plunge arugula into boiling water and stir to blanch evenly, for 15 seconds. Immediately remove and plunge into ice-cold water to stop the cooking process. Drain and squeeze water out. Chop and put into blender. Add garlic, salt, pepper, olive oil, and 2 tablespoons nuts. Blend for about 30 seconds. Add cheese and pulse to combine. Store in the refrigerator. Before serving, bring to room temperature and garnish with remaining toasted nuts.