A great change from the basil standby… 3 cloves of garlic, boiled for 45 seconds and then run under cold water quarter cup pine nuts or walnuts, toasted in a heavy skillet for 4-5 minutes 1 cup packed arugula leaves, crushed in your hand to bruise the leaves 1 cup packed parsley, crushed in your hand to bruise the leaves 7 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil salt 1 pat of soft butter (optional) quarter cup finely grated parmesan cheese Place all ingredients except cheese in a food processor and chop until smooth, scraping down the sides between pulses. Remove to small bowl and fold in the cheese. Flatten out the finished pesto with a spatula and cover the surface with plastic wrap or a layer of olive oil to avoid browning. Keeps in the fridge for up to five days.
 

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