10 Reviews

EXCELLENT...cashews, who knew? Love, love, love it...perfection.

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Liza at Food.com December 20, 2009

This was our first pesto experience and it was a good one. The arugula was a bit tart, but the sweetness of the cashews made up for it.

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Littlemotherhaywood August 27, 2008

Good stuff :) We enjoyed it as a pasta sauce with the addition of some fried up onion, sun-dried tomatoes & mushrooms. Great on crackers, too :)

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Rhiannon and Matt August 15, 2008

I started with probably 4 cups of arugula leaves from my garden, used the stems too even! I only used 1/3 cup oil and upped the garlic to 6 cloves! I chopped the garlic first, added the cheese (pre-grated) next and the rest all at once. The consistency in my big Cuisinart was perfect! I found it a bit too nutty for my taste, mellowed the arugula too much. But it was still fantastic!! Thanks so super much!

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Megos Land July 02, 2008

lovely! i used toasted pine nuts instead as they're all I had. Great, thanks

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loveandpeas April 27, 2008

This was great. A nice change from basil pesto. I used it with uncle Bill's pasta w/chicken and arugula (on this site). I used this pesto recipe instead of using plain arugula leaves in the recipe.

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pattienicastro April 26, 2008

This was wonderful! I didn't have cashews on hand so used toasted, chopped walnuts instead. Thanks!

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melissam9 December 30, 2007

We love this pesto! I used pistachios in place of cashews (I didn't have any cashews). This is a terrific recipe, thank you! I will make this often.

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Kiko August 31, 2005

I had a lot of arugula to use up before it all goes to seed, so this recipe was very helpful. I'll try using some salt the next time I make it. I wasn't sure it was at its best.

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AmyRed June 08, 2005

Terrific! This is a really interesting twist on pesto, and I'm really surprised there aren't any other pesto recipes on Recipezaar that call for arugula, because its absolutely delicious. The recipe is a good basic formula for pesto, although it does make a thick paste, and if you would like it thinner you will probably want to experiment with adding more olive oil. The real star in this, though (as it should be) is the arugula. The spicy bite of the arugula goes wonderfully with the other flavors and is absolutely delicious on pasta. I have more arugula left over and I think that I am going to make more of this with it because it is absolutely delicious! Thanks, ekives.

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Roosie December 06, 2004
Arugula Pesto