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jar of arugula green pea pesto

Arugula Green Pea Pesto

  • Author: Emily Toshiko
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Total Time: 15
  • Yield: 12 oz 1x


Arugula green pea pesto, the combo you never knew you needed! This recipe is simple, fresh & tasty.


  • 1 cup arugula
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 cup basil
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ cup unsalted sunflower seeds
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • ¼ cup lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
  • ¼ + ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Add the arugula, peas, basil, garlic, sunflower seeds, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil (save the other ¼ cup), salt and pepper to a food processor or blender.
  2. As the pesto is blending, slowly drizzle in the other ¼ cup of extra virgin olive oil until your pesto is smooth. Enjoy!


  • Remember to thaw out your frozen peas 🙂
  • This makes enough pesto for 1 lb of pasta.

Keywords: arugula green pea pesto