This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.
This recipe contains cheese and some of those who are lactose intolerant may be able to tolerate it.
This is NOT a low sodium recipe.
GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.
"Woe to the cook whose sauce has no sting."
-Geoffrey Chaucer, Author
This sauce is an example of not simply being able to substitute one ingredient for another. The spiciness of the arugula is far different than the sweetness of basil or dill. It took me about five tries to get the balance right in this recipe. Adding the Splenda softens the bitterness of the arugula without robbing it of the spicy flavor. Notice that there is no lemon juice in this recipe as there is in the Basil Pesto and the Dill Pesto.
Known as Rocket (or Roquette) this is a member of the same family as cabbages and cresses. Arugula is pungent and spicy with a slightly peppery flavor. It is an essential ingredient in the Provenšal mixed greens, mesclun.
Shop for arugula that is bright green with a soft texture. The younger leaves are not as spicy and I avoid very large leaves because they can be more bitter and tough.
2 ounces arugula = 14 calories, 0g fat, 0g sat fat, 0g mono fat, 1g protein, 2g carbohydrates, 15mg sodium, 0mg cholesterol
Servings = 6 | Serving size =2 tablespoons
Cooking Time = 30 Minutes
This recipe can be multiplied by 2,3,4.
Leftovers are better than fresh. Keeps for about 3 days in the fridge.
|2 Tbsp||pine nuts|
|2 cloves||garlic (minced)|
|4 cups||fresh arugula (about 5 ounces)|
|1 ounce||Parmigiano-Reggiano (grated)|
|2 tsp||Splenda or stevia|
|1 Tbsp||white wine vinegar|
|2 Tbsp||olive oil|
PureÚ all ingredients until smooth.
Serving size = 2 tablespoons
Servings = 6
Amount Per Serving
|Calories 83||Calories from Fat 68|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 8g||12%|
|Saturated Fat 2g||8%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 4g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 1g||1%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||0%|
|Vitamin A 7%||Vitamin C 4%|
|Calcium 8%||Iron 2%|
|Vitamin K 19 mcg||Potassium 75 mg|
|Magnesium 16 mg|