Gluten-Free Arugula Pesto

Gluten-Free Arugula Walnut Pesto Recipe

This delicious pesto is a versatile condiment that will add flavor to your dishes. Try it in my Pesto Cauliflower “Rice” with Spiced Roasted Chickpeas or use it in one of these ways:

• Serve over roasted meats or fish.
• Mix into cooked pasta, quinoa, or rice and top with additional toasted walnuts and Parmesan.
• Freeze the pesto in the cubes of an ice cube tray. Add a cube or two to winter soups and stews for a flavor boost.

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Gluten-Free Arugula Pesto
Arugula Walnut Pesto
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Course: Condiment/Sauce
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 1462 kcal
Author: Hallie Klecker
  • 2 cups packed baby arugula
  • ½ cup toasted walnuts
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese optional
  • 1 garlic clove chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt to taste
  1. Combine the arugula, walnuts, cheese (if using), garlic, lemon juice, cayenne pepper, and olive oil in a food processor fitted with the steel blade. Process until combined into a sauce. Season to taste with salt. (Pesto can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 3 days or frozen for up to 1 month.)
Nutrition Facts
Arugula Walnut Pesto
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1462 Calories from Fat 1377
% Daily Value*
Fat 153g235%
Saturated Fat 22g110%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 397mg17%
Potassium 405mg12%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 1165IU23%
Vitamin C 12.7mg15%
Calcium 399mg40%
Iron 3.1mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Gluten-Free Arugula Pesto Recipe

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