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

La Petite Olga said...

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

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RosaLovesDC said...

Looks yummy.

010 said...

look delicious...
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OMG! It looks delicious *

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Marissa said...

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

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jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

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

audrey marie said...

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

Collections said...

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

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Tarana said...

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

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Erica said...

OMG, this sounds AMAZING!! A perfect way to use up arugula before it goes to waste ; )
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Macy Young said...

This looks delicious! I'm gonna have to try this! Thanks for sharing.

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melissa said...

i might try this! it looks so yummy

Taylor said...

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!

Alicia said...

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!

debbiecutieface said...

this looks incredibly delicious!

victoria | vmac+cheese said...

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.

♥B said...

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

-B

Things That Sparkle said...

Yum this sounds so so good!

Josie said...

Hello, tomorrow's dinner... This looks AMAZING, Anna. I love arugula!
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Sarah H said...

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).

Jaclyn said...

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

cryskay said...

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

Marella said...

So yummy dear and great blog!
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Taylor said...

Pesto is my new FAVE coming home from Italy! Looooooks amazing.

LV said...

This looks beyond delicious!

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Marie-Eve said...

Looks absolutely yummy !

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this free bird said...

omg you said 'deflower'

*dies*

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Lauren said...

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