Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Arugula pesto, cool kitchen gadgets

Hey my friends! How are you today?

Another simple but yummy meal for you... arugula pesto with fish! This is sole but any fish or chicken would be good for this meal.

Have you made arugula pesto before? It's the same as regular basil pesto, only obviously you use arugula instead! Add garlic, nuts (I used macadamia), arugula, salt, olive oil, lemon juice, red pepper flakes and blend in a processor. I add a little water if it won't mix up well. You can add cheese too, sometimes I do!

Do you make pestos with different herbs? What's your fav?

I had sauteed zucchini along with the sole. I sliced the zucchini on my mandoline, that way it cooks instantly. I like it to get a little browned too. And some lovely orange tomato for pretty color and tangy-ness.

Do you have a mandoline? I have two. They are cool and cheap, I recommend looking for one if you don't have one already! Don't you love the bright colors? The one on the left makes little shredded matchstick shapes and the one on the right makes thin slices. (my hands look really scary, no I don't bite my nails!)

Enjoy your day today!


  1. The arugula pesto looks great. I sometimes make spinach pesto as a break from pesto with basil. Typically I add pinenuts and parmesan.

  2. Hi Christina,
    You know, I don't think I have made spinach pesto before! But I know it comes out a pretty color!

    Thanks for the comment!