Arugula Pesto

One of the first greens we tried to grow was Arugula (I guess its no wonder that my 4 year old snacks on it!). Arugula can be enjoyed in many ways, I'm not going to go into them here. I wanted to share with you a new favorite. 

Arugula Pesto


  • 2 cloves garlic 
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 heaping tablespoons of nuts (traditional pesto calls for Pine Nuts, we opted for the budget friendly substitute: Sunflower Seeds)
  • 1 bag of Goodson's Gardens Arugula
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • 1/3 - 1/2 cup of grated parmesan cheese (we didn't have this on hand and it still tasted great)

Use a food processor and chop up the garlic and nuts first and then add the Arugula, salt, lemon juice, and drizzle olive oil in while its on. Add the cheese at the end just until its incorporated.  Serve on bread or use in pasta and ENJOY! 

**I wanted to give credit where its due, we used this recipe as our base and modified it. Arugula Pesto