Homemade Arugula & Mint Pesto

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This Arugula Mint Pesto is a delicious way to add flavor to all sorts of dishes! It’s great on salads, roasted vegetables, and burgers! The mint is a nice alternative to basil giving this pesto a fun change.

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Nutritional values (per tbsp/ 15 g/ 0.5 oz)

Net carbs0.5 grams
Protein1.4 grams
Fat5.1 grams
Calories53 kcal

Calories from carbs 4%, protein 10%, fat 86%

Total carbs0.8 gramsFiber0.3 gramsSugars0.2 gramsSaturated fat1 gramsSodium72 mg(3% RDA)Magnesium7 mg(2% RDA)Potassium37 mg(2% EMR)

Ingredients (makes ~ 1 1/3 cups)

  • 3 cups arugula, packed (90 g/ 3.2 oz)
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint, packed (28 g/ 1 oz)
  • 1/2 cup grated pecorino or parmesan cheese (56 g/ 2 oz)
  • 1/4 cup walnuts (30 g/ 1.1 oz)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice (30 ml)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt or pink Himalayan salt
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil (80 ml/ 2.7 fl oz)


  1. Place all of the ingredients except olive oil in a food processor.
  2. Blend until smooth, with the motor running stream in the olive oil ... Homemade  Arugula & Mint Pesto ... until emulsified. Homemade  Arugula & Mint Pesto
  3. Transfer to a jar and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Homemade  Arugula & Mint Pesto

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per tbsp/ 15 g/ 0.5 oz)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Rocket (arugula), fresh
0.1 g0.1 g0 g1 kcal
Mint, fresh
0.1 g0.1 g0 g1 kcal
Pecorino Romano, hard sheep cheese
0.1 g1 g0.7 g10 kcal
Walnuts, nuts
0.1 g0.2 g0.9 g9 kcal
Garlic, fresh
0.1 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Lemon juice, fresh
0.1 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Salt, pink Himalayan rock salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Olive oil, extra virgin
0 g0 g3.4 g30 kcal
Total per tbsp/ 15 g/ 0.5 oz
0.5 g1.4 g5.1 g53 kcal
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