Garden fresh Arugula Pesto!
Ok, So I’m a little bit late in posting this… but over the summer I harvested all of our arugula and made arugula pesto!
I would have made lots of salads, but the arugula was really small and incredibly spicy. I had some very kind family who helped me out by planting the arugula for me, and they planted the plants in their entirety within the soft planters the came in. I know it “says” you can do that, but it definitely stunted the plants’ growth. they hardly grew very big at all, and when I took them out, there were very few roots that grew past the planter. So always make sure you take the plants out of those brown planter thingies!
Anyways, I did get some yield out of my 12 plants, and I made pesto out of it, which was pretty yummy!
I unfortunately cant find the exact recipe… but it was basically arugula, pine nuts, parmesan cheese, lemon zest and lemon. I also added some salt and pepper. Oh and of course, extra virgin olive oil.
It was pretty good! The only thing I would do differently next time is put less pine nuts, because they tempered the arugula a little too much. I felt like I wanted more of the arugula bite in there.
But all in all it turned out tasting good…
and I enjoyed eating it over pasta!
YUM! (this is protein enriched wheat pasta, so it actually has a good serving of protein in there..not just carbs)
Did any of you make any fun new garden inspired dishes this summer?