Arugula Pesto Pasta

Arugula pesto functions the same way as traditional basil pesto except that it coats the pasta with a peppery bite. Feel free to add any other veggies to the finished salad in addition or in place of the tomatoes. 


1 bag arugula
4 cloves garlic
1/2 cup olive oil
1 lemon, juice and zest
12 oz small shape pasta
1 quart cherry tomatoes
2 oz parmesan cheese


  1. In a blender, buzz the olive oil, garlic, lemon zest, and juice with a big pinch of salt. 
  2. Add the arugula and blend to a smooth paste adding more oil as needed. 
  3. Boil the pasta to al dente.
  4. Toss the pasta with the arugula pesto. 
  5. Halve the tomatoes and combine with the pasta. 
  6. Transfer to a serving dish and top with grated parmesan.