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Arugula Pesto Pasta

Published: May 13, 2021


Arugula Pesto Pasta

Arugula pesto with a hint of mint makes a delicious pasta sauce
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2 people


  • food processor or blender


  • 2 cups arugula
  • 4 mint leaves
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/3 cup parmesan
  • 2 cups pasta of choice. Suggestion: rigatoni
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 small onion
  • 1` teaspoon unpasteurized honey
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts
  • 1 slice lemon (optional)


  • Cook pasta to the desired texture. Keep some of the pasta water aside after draining.
  • Cook onion until fragrant. Add mushrooms to the pan and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Stir in the honey. Remove from heat.
  • In a food processor or blender, grind parmesan cheese and pine nuts. Save some parmesan and pine nuts to sprinkle on top at the end.
  • Once ingredients are well ground in the food processor or blender, add the mint and arugula. Drizzle olive oil as needed. Pulse slowly until you reach desired consistency.
  • Add pasta to plate/bowl and mix in the pesto. Add the mushrooms and onions on top and sprinkle leftover pinenuts. Drizzle lemon for a little extra tang.
Keyword arugula, onions, pasta, pesto, vegetarian
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