Last weekend, after receiving my little stash of meyer lemons I immediately started playing with some recipes. I made this really flavorful pesto one afternoon with the huge bunch of arugula that was in my last two CSA pickups. I love the peppery bite of arugula and paired up with parmesan cheese and sweet meyer lemon juice, this sauce really brightened up a simple bowl of whole grain pasta.
Now, I have to admit a huge goof on my part. I always add pine nuts when I’m making my traditional basil pesto, and had toasted up some walnuts to add to this arugula pesto. Well, I forgot to add them and didn’t realize it until pasta was tossed and in our bowls ready to eat. So instead, I used the toasted walnuts as a crumbly and crunchy topping for the pasta. It worked. And I would make it exactly the same way next time.
You can find my Meyer Lemon and Arugula Pesto Sauce recipe over at Babble’s Family Kitchen.
And while you’re here, don’t forget to enter into my current giveaway for a chance to win a tote of meyer lemons and a$25 gift certificate to Williams-Sonoma (did I mention I’ll be picking two winners for this one??).
Have a great week!