Lemon-Arugula Pesto

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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.

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Then you can do things like this….

IMG 9194 copyCrostini with Pesto and Muenster Cheese

And this….

sharp1Bacon cheeseburger with pesto mayonnaise.

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

Happy Monday Everybody!

~Dixie Chik~


  • Kate@Diethood
    April 13, 2011 at 2:10 PM

    Shea, I love your pesto!! That crostini looks really really good… yummy recipe!

  • Dixie Chik
    April 13, 2011 at 2:18 PM

    Thanks Kate – you must try it 🙂

  • Emory
    April 13, 2011 at 8:04 AM

    Saved, I love your site! 🙂

  • SunnyB
    April 11, 2011 at 10:02 PM

    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!

  • Dixie Chik
    April 13, 2011 at 2:15 PM

    Thank you Sunny! I’ll definitely link it in 🙂

  • carolinaheartstrings
    April 11, 2011 at 7:38 PM

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

  • Dixie Chik
    April 13, 2011 at 2:15 PM

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

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