World Famous Pesto

Ok so maybe not world famous but this stuff is really become something I am getting known for. When I make this for the bakery people go CRAZY!!!! I even have kids coming in asking for me to make anything with it. This is not your everyday pesto. Normally pesto is olive oil, basil, parm and pine nuts. Well basil is expensive and I try to do a lot of nut free because so many people have nut allergies lately. I use arugula because the natural nutty flavor adds a great complexity to the sauce that will trick anyone into thinking this stuff is some crazy expensive pre-made stuff.


1 Cup Olive Oil

4 Cups Arugula

1/2 Cup Parm Cheese

1 Tbs Honey or Sugar (Optional)

1/2 tsp Pepper Flakes

1/2 Cup Basil

Place everything in blender and mix up. Adjust constancy however you would like with adding more argula to thicken or oil to make it more thin.

I use pesto on everything!! Potatoes, pasta, eggs, bread, pizza or even to just make a plate looks nice. This stuff is amazing!!!

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  1. Pingback: Famous Nut-Free Pesto | Sweet Christine's Bakery

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