Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Lemon Arugula Pesto (See Jane Make)


Yesterday was a scorcher.  The last thing I wanted to eat when I came home was something heavy.  I noticed that I had a nearly full container of baby arugula that needed to be used immediately.  A huge salad just didn't sound appetizing so I typed "arugula" into Google and pesto is the second phrase that appears (thank goodness for auto-complete, right?).  I love arugula--the peppery bite makes it a favorite for me (I love a spicy kick in all forms) and this pesto sounded right up my alley.  I ended up spooning it over angel hair pasta and throwing in few cherry tomatoes; all in all, it made for the perfect summer meal.


An added bonus of this meal was that I was able to deflower my new food processor--so far, so good.

28 comments

  1. I shouldn't read these yummy recipes when I'm hungry ;-)
    Looks really delish

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

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  2. OMG! It looks delicious *

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  3. I've never heard of Arugula pesto, but this sounds so delicious! I will have to try.

    xx
    Marissa
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  4. mmmm i love pesto! vie never made it with lemon and arugula. sounds fantastic! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

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  5. looks delic! such a fan of simple meals like this in the summer

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  6. This looks incredible I absolutely adore pesto and made out of argula! that must be so delicious.

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  7. This looks delicious! And even though it is 10:21am I AM CRAVING THIS!

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  8. OMG, this sounds AMAZING!! A perfect way to use up arugula before it goes to waste ; )
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  9. This looks delicious! I'm gonna have to try this! Thanks for sharing.

    xo,
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  10. i might try this! it looks so yummy

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  11. YUM YUM YUM!!! I love that pesto doesn't have to be the same every time...and I will NEVER turn down pasta! Look great!

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  12. MMMM, sounds delicious Anna.

    I made homemade Walnut sauce on Saturday and the process was actually really fun and obviously delicious! Pesto is my favorite and I like the addition of Arugula and lemon in this recipe. I will definitely need to try!

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  13. Love doing this with pesto. One twist to make it more decadent is to add goat cheese into the pesto. Spoon the hot pasta (and a bit of pasta water over it) and it loosens the sauce up and makes it creamy but peppery. SO GOOD.

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  14. i LOVE anything pesto! i still have yet to try making my own but maybe i will now!

    -B

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  15. Hello, tomorrow's dinner... This looks AMAZING, Anna. I love arugula!
    xo Josie
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  16. Looks delicious! When I make pesto I throw in some walnuts too, for added protein (and I used to do chicken, before I became a vegetarian).

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  17. This looks so tasty and it uses some of my favorite cooking flavors.

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  18. this looks and sounds sooo delicious! btw, love your outfit below. its pure perfection and nicely styled. xx

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  19. So yummy dear and great blog!
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  20. Pesto is my new FAVE coming home from Italy! Looooooks amazing.

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  21. This looks beyond delicious!

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  22. Looks delicious! I've only made pesto with basil but I'll have to try arugula next!

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