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Quick and Nutritious Springtime Arugula-Mint Pesto

This sauce is bright, vibrant and perfect for springtime. Arugula is in its peak season and the mint in my garden is going wild so I will be making this on repeat. The arugula gives it a nice spicy bite while the mint offers a cool herby flavor. Its also really very light since it doesn’t have any nuts. This pesto is perfect to toss with spaghetti or roasted vegetables or smear on top of some nice rustic bread! Best part it, it comes together in just minutes. 


1 large bunch of arugula (about 5 cups packed)

1 cup mint leaves

1/2 cup olive oil

1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

2 cloves of garlic

1 Tbsp lemon zest

2 Tbsp lemon juice

Salt and pepper to taste


In a food processor, combine all ingredients except the lemon juice. Once blended, stir in 1 tbsp of the lemon juice, taste and add more seasoning if needed. Store in the fridge until ready to use. Add the other 1 tbsp of lemon juice on top right before serving.