Arugula Pesto with Basil

arugula pesto on a plate with a jar of pesto sauce on the side

5 from 12 reviews

This Arugula Pesto recipe with walnuts and basil combines the peppery flavor of arugula with sweet basil, garlic, walnuts and olive oil to make a twist on traditional pesto sauce.




  1. Place the walnuts, garlic and cheese into a food processor and process until all ingredients are blended together – about 30 seconds
  2. Add the arugula and basil -pulse until leaves have broken up
  3. Gradually add the oil while the processing
  4. Adjust consistency by adding water


Nutrition information is provided by Nutrifox,  an online calculator and is meant to be used for informational purposes only.  Even though I try to provide accurate information, these figures should still be considered as estimates.

Keywords: pesto recipe, pesto sauce, arugula pesto recipe