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Arugula Walnut Pesto

  • Author: Zaza
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Total Time: 15
  • Yield: 1.5 cups 1x
  • Cuisine: Italian


A delicious twist on a classic pesto recipe, this version uses arugula and walnuts!



  • 1 box or bag of fresh arugula
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 12 tbsp honey


Blend all the ingredients in a food processor until smooth, but still slightly textured. If the mixture seems too dry, add a little more olive oil.

Taste and adjust for seasoning.


Top your pizza with pesto two ways:

  1. As a base layer for a white (or in this case green) pizza. Then, layer on top fresh mozzarella or ricotta, along with figs and prosciutto.
  2. In dollops on top of a crushed tomato sauce base for a green and red pizza!

Keywords: pesto, arugula, arugula pesto, walnut, walnut pesto