Arugula pesto is very easy to make and is delicious with a variety of meats, or mixed into some mashed cauliflower or scrambled eggs. I love it with fish and grilled chicken and I hope you like it too! Best of all, arugula is a leafy green that has a Nutrivore Score of 2019 making it a super nutrient dense food with only 5 calories per cup. So, this is a simple way to get more leafy greens on our plates (besides eating a salad). And, we’ve boosted the nutrition of this pesto even more by adding lot’s of garlic.
- Heat a non-stick skillet or well-seasoned cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add garlic still in the peel to the pan. Stir or shake the pan frequently so the garlic rotates and cooks on all side. Cook until garlic is starting to brown and is feeling fairly soft to touch, about 7-8 minutes.