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5-Minute Arugula Pesto

 
This recipe can be made gluten free by choosing gluten-free versions of basic ingredients commonly found in supermarkets or online.gluten-free
This recipe is suitable for a primal diet.primal
 
One serving costs about $4.24 One serving costs about $4.24

$4.24 per serving

8 people like this recipe

8 likes

This recipe is ready in 10 minutes

Ready in 10 minutes

2 gluten-free,primal,gluten free,primal condiment,dip,sauce,spread
spoonacular Score:65%

Spoonacular Score: 65%

 

If you want to add more gluten free and primal recipes to your recipe box, 5-Minute Arugula Pesto might be a recipe you should try. This recipe makes 2 servings with 452 calories, 22g of protein, and 39g of fat each. For $4.24 per serving, this recipe covers 21% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe from Platings & Pairings has 8 fans. A mixture of parmesan, lemon zest, olive oil, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so yummy. It works well as a rather pricey condiment. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 10 minutes. With a spoonacular score of 71%, this dish is good. Try Five Minute Arugula Pesto Pasta, Ten Minute Arugula Pesto with Pistachios and Lemon, and Arugula Pesto: Pesto Di Rucola for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
2 cups
2 cups arugula
arugula
0.25 cups
0.25 cups basil
basil
1 cup
1 cup olive oil
olive oil
1 cup
1 cup parmesan
parmesan
0.33 cups
0.33 cups pine nuts
pine nuts
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp lemon zest
lemon zest
1 clove
1 clove garlic
garlic
1 tsp
1 tsp kosher salt
kosher salt
some
some black pepper
black pepper
2 cups arugula
2 cups
arugula
0.25 cups basil
0.25 cups
basil
1 cup olive oil
1 cup
olive oil
1 cup parmesan
1 cup
parmesan
0.33 cups pine nuts
0.33 cups
pine nuts
1 Tbsp lemon zest
1 Tbsp
lemon zest
1 clove garlic
1 clove
garlic
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp
kosher salt
some black pepper
some
black pepper

Equipment

food processor
food processor
blender
blender
food processor
food processor
blender
blender


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Platings & Pairings

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $4.23
Ingredient
2 cups arugula
1/4 cup basil
1 cup olive oil
1 cup parmesan
1/3 cup pine nuts
1 Tablespoon lemon zest
1 clove garlic
Price
$0.57
$0.24
$2.57
$2.11
$2.41
$0.50
$0.07
$8.46

Tips

Health Tips

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

  • The great thing about parmesan cheese is that a little goes a long way, especially if you're buying the real deal.

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

  • Fresh herbs can be expensive, so don't let them go to waste. If you have any leftovers, you might be able to freeze them. The Kitchn recommends freezing hardy herbs like rosemary and thyme in olive oil, while Better Homes and Gardens suggests using freezer bags to freeze basil, chives, mint, and more.

  • Pine nuts are pretty expensive. If you're on a budget, you might try substituting other nuts or seeds, such as walnuts or sunflower seeds.

Cooking Tips

  • If you're using olive oil to cook at high temperatures, make sure that the olive oil you're using has a high smoke point because heating an oil past its smoke point can ruin the flavor and even release harmful compounds into your dish. Many people recommend saving extra-virgin olive oil for cold dishes or for adding the finishing touch to a warm dish. You could also use canola oil, coconut oil, or another good high-temperature oil to be on the safe side.

  • Rumor has it you can freeze whole lemons and grate them while still frozen whenever you want to pump up the lemon flavor in a dish. Next time you have some lemons not getting used, give it a try (and let us know how it goes).

  • Here's a trick for peeling garlic quickly. Put the garlic clove on your cutting board. Take a knife with a thick blade and place the blade flat across the garlic clove (the clove should be closer to the handle than the middle of the blade). Whack down on the flat side of the blade with your free hand to smoosh the garlic a bit. Done correctly, the skin will peel right off.

  • If you find that you're always missing lemon zest, purchase lemon extract and substitute a 1/2 teaspoon extract for every tablespoon zest.

  • get more cooking tips

Green Tips

  • Since pesticide residue is most likely to be stored in the skin/rind, it might be advisable to buy organic lemons if you're using them for zest.

  • Parmesan cheese is traditionally made using rennet, an animal-derived enzyme. For this reason, true parmesan cheese is not suitable for vegetarians. You might be able to find a vegetarian hard cheese to substitute.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
452 Calories
21g Protein
39g Total Fat
6g Carbs
21% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
452
23%

Fat
39g
60%

  Saturated Fat
10g
68%

Carbohydrates
6g
2%

  Sugar
1g
2%

Cholesterol
34mg
11%

Sodium
1970mg
86%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
21g
43%

Manganese
2mg
106%

Calcium
640mg
64%

Vitamin K
53µg
51%

Phosphorus
491mg
49%

Vitamin E
3mg
26%

Magnesium
90mg
23%

Vitamin A
1031IU
21%

Zinc
2mg
20%

Copper
0.35mg
17%

Selenium
11µg
17%

Vitamin B2
0.24mg
14%

Iron
2mg
12%

Vitamin B12
0.6µg
10%

Vitamin C
8mg
10%

Folate
33µg
8%

Potassium
274mg
8%

Vitamin B1
0.12mg
8%

Fiber
1g
6%

Vitamin B3
1mg
6%

Vitamin B6
0.11mg
5%

Vitamin B5
0.41mg
4%

Vitamin D
0.25µg
2%

covered percent of daily need

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