Lemon-Arugula Pesto

This Ingredient Challenge was all about Lemons.  I could put lemon on anything and everything.  That’s where the “challenge” comes in.  Not everyone likes lemon.  

I recently read that lemons are high in calcium and potassium?? Who knew.  Want to read 20 amazing health benefits of lemons?  Then click here.

People, please.  I am officially asking all of you lemon haters to make an effort.  Try it out.  Get on board with the most fabulous citrus there is.  That’s all I’m asking.

Give Lemon A Chance.

Lemon-Arugula Pesto

10 oz package Arugula

1 handful basil leaves

1/2 lemon, juiced

1 cup Parmesan cheese

1/2 cup pecans

1/3 cup olive oil (you can gauge this to your preference)

Salt and Pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients (except S&P) in a food processor.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

Then you can do things like this….

Crostini with Pesto and Muenster Cheese

And this….

Bacon cheeseburger with pesto mayonnaise.

Now go see what Sunny at And Love It Too! came up with 🙂

Happy Monday Everybody!

~Dixie Chik~

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7 Comments:

  1. Shea, I love your pesto!! That crostini looks really really good… yummy recipe!
    Kate@Diethood recently posted..Date and Ginger Cream Pots

  2. Saved, I love your site! 🙂

  3. This looks amazing, Shea! I cannot wait to try!

    This naturally gluten-free/raw dish needs to be linked up to http://realsustenance.com/april-in-the-raw/. I have no doubt it will fit in perfectly!

    Great job!
    SunnyB recently posted..Sugar- Free Raw Vegan Lemon Cheesecake- Ingredient-Challenge Monday

  4. That is an amazing looking pesto. i bet it tastes fantastic.

    • It IS! It’s amazing the difference in the taste with pecans versus pine nuts. I loved it!

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