A Beautiful Plate

An easy twist on traditional pesto made with baby arugula! Bright, peppery in flavor, and easy to prepare, this arugula pesto pasta will quickly become a year-round favorite. 

Arugula Pesto Pasta with Garlicky Breadcrumbs on Plate

Interrupting the festive holiday recipes to bring you this easy Arugula Pesto Pasta

If you’re a fan of traditional basil pesto (and how could you not be?!), I have a feeling you will love today’s version made with baby arugula.

It’s bright in flavor, has a lovely peppery flavor, and is a fabulous alternative in the fall, winter, and early spring when fresh basil isn’t in season or readily available. 

One of my favorite things about arugula pesto is how practical and affordable it is to prepare. 

We pick up a bag or two of baby arugula on a weekly basis and use it in sandwiches, salads, grain bowls, sprinkled on top of homemade pizza, etc. 

Unlike fresh basil, baby arugula comes pre-washed and holds up very well in the refrigerator. 

Whenever we have any leftovers, we whip up a batch of this pesto. It can be stored in the fridge for up to a week or frozen for later. 

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