Each time I make a new dish, I research as much as I can trying to learn from others. I develop criteria that pertains to the dish & then go in search of ideas & inspirations. With this particular creation, my heart was really wanting a traditional pesto but with it being the middle of Winter, that just wasn't the best option. I wanted something that still had a burst of flavor but that was relatively easy to assemble, in a matter of minutes. And then it hit me...Arugula (my favorite lettuce of all) & my Winter Pesto was born. Unfortunately my hubby has nut allergies so that's why I omitted the pine nuts. But this was hands down the quickest sauce I have ever made. It probably took me less than 2 mins to prepare this. And what makes this even better, it doesn't need to simmer on the stove like a marinara sauce. You can just toss it with fresh pasta & dinner is served. ENJOY!!!
1 cup fresh Arugula
1 to 2 cloves garlic
salt & pepper to taste 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Love: In a food processor (I used my small one), add first 4 ingredients above & pulse til blended. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil. Warm & serve over pasta. Serves 2.