When life gives you lemons… well, there are a lot of things you can do besides make lemonade. And when life gives you lemons AND arugula, you can make Lemon Arugula Pesto!
Basically, lemon and arugula go together like two peas in a pod. They’re a match made in heaven. Arugula has an awesome peppery flavor, making it similar to an herb, with all the health benefits of leafy greens (it’s a great source of and vitamin K and folates, among other numerous nutrients). When combined, the arugula’s fresh, peppery flavor is enhanced by the brightness of the lemon. So, SO good.
Pesto is one of my favorite ways to use up bunches of fresh herbs or other greens (you can even make pesto from spinach!). I’ve used cilantro to make a cilantro jalapeno pesto, and have dabbled in a traditional basil pesto. The result is always a delicious and fresh sauce to use on pasta, chicken, seafood, steak, or even just spread on toasted bread. Or, eaten plain with a spoon. Yum.
And, it’s super easy to make in only FIVE MINUTES!…