Nutty Arugula Pesto

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You can jazz up just about any dish with a flavorful sauce. In addition to intensified taste, sauces and dressings offer the perfect opportunity to add more nutrients to your meal. Packed with vitamins, minerals and healthy fats, arugula pesto is a delicious vessel for various health benefits. From topping pasta to salads to toasted bread, this ‘little green dress’ will be the life of the party.

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Ingredients

2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
Pinch sea salt (optional)
1 cup wild arugula
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
1/2 lemon, juiced
1 clove garlic, diced
1/4 toasted nuts of choice

Directions

  1. In food processor or high-speed blender, pulse ingredients until fully combined.
  2. Serve over favorite dish or stir into salads, slaws, quinoa, etc.