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Basic Arugula Pesto Recipe

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Perfect use for that bag of arugula in your fridge that’s about  to go bad 😉


  • 2 cups arugula

  • 1/3 cup Raw Walnuts

  • 1/4 cup Avocado oil – I like to use Primal Kitchen or Chosen Foods

  • 2 TBSP Hemp Seed Hearts – Bob’s Red Mill or Trader Joe’s brand are staples for me

  • 1.5 TBSP Nutritional Yeast

  • 4 garlic cloves – I freakin’ love garlic so this may seem like a lot….but this is how I like it, so adjust accordingly

    •1/2 TSP Crushed Red Pepper Flakes

    •Juice of half a lemon

    •Sea salt and pepper to taste


Blend all this up in a food processor (I have the 3.5 cup KitchenAid one and it’s my most used kitchen toy) and more or less avo oil depending on the consistency you’re looking for.