Substitute equal amounts of arugula for the basil in this recipe to make a somewhat unconventional pesto. Arugula is a spicy green leafy vegetable that will add an extra kick to your sauce.
INGREDIENTS | MAKES 2 CUPS
3 cups fresh sweet or Thai basil
2 cloves of garlic, pureed
¾ cups pine nuts, ground
1 teaspoon black pepper
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Blend all ingredients together in a blender or food processor.
Pour into small containers and store in the refrigerator or freezer.