Arugula Mint Pesto
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Serves: 10
This arugula-mint pesto whips up quickly and makes a great garnish or sauce.
  • 5 oz. arugula leaves
  • ½ oz. fresh mint leaves or 1-2 tsp. dried mint leaves (note: this recipe is good with or without the mint)
  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic or more to taste
  • 3 Tbsp. lemon juice (juice of one medium to large lemon)
  • very small grind of pepper
  • pinch salt or to taste.
  1. Wash greens if needed.
  2. Peel garlic cloves.
  3. Squeeze lemon.
  4. Combine ingredients in blender or food processor. If you are using dried mint, start with one teaspoon, blend, and see how you like it, adding the second teaspoon if you want it mintier.
  5. Adjust salt, pepper, and lemon juice to taste.
  6. Serve as garnish on soup, fish, or in a sandwich.
Recipe by Fit and Fed at