Vegan Arugula Basil Walnut Pesto Recipe

vegan-arugula-basil-walnut-pestoTurn any simple pasta dish into a colorful and flavorful entree in minutes with this amazing, vega Arugula Basil Walnut pesto recipe.  The greens provide life enhancing, cell-protecting antioxidants and the walnuts provide a beautiful dose of healthy fat, protein and vitamins.  This pesto will make you glow from the inside out.

Serve over any pasta dish, use as a dip for raw veggies or jazz up cooked veggies.  It’s so versatile with multiple uses. I also mix in sun dried tomatoes and whatever green veggies I have in the house.

Vegan Arugula Basil Walnut Pesto Recipe

In a food processor pulse together:

3 cups fresh arugula
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/3 cup fresh basil leaves (or more if you want more basil flavor to shine through )
1.5 teaspoons minced garlic (or 3 fresh cloves)
3 tsp grated lemon zest (pain in the ass but worth it)
6 tablespoons water

After it’s all incorporated slowly pour in 6 tablespoons olive oil. Taste. Add salt and pepper as needed. (I do about 1/2 – 3/4 tsp salt.

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