VEGAN: skip the parmesan / GLUTEN-FREE / SERVES: 6 / COST PER SERVING: $1.5
5 oz bag of arugula
1 lemon, juiced
2 garlic cloves
1/4 c parmesan cheese
1/4 c pine nuts or walnuts
1/4 c olive oil
salt + pepper
Takes about 10 minutes.
In a food processor combine arugula, garlic, lemon juice, parmesan cheese, and pine nuts. Salt + pepper to taste.
I make pesto with arugula instead of basil. It's cheaper and available year round! This also tastes great with walnuts, which are half the price of pine nuts. This pesto is amazing on eggs, toast, roasted vegetables, and meat.
Pro tip: pesto freezes beautifully! Freeze it in your ice cube tray and then transfer to a freezer bag for convenient individual servings.