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Arugula Pesto

This versatile sauce can be served over pasta or as a dip with crudites. Explore variations on the recipe by substituting different greens, such as basil, carrot tops, spinach, etc.

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  • 200 ml (⅔ cup + 2 Tablespoons) olive oil
  • 35 g (3 cups) arugula
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 35 g (2 cups) baby spinach
  • 85 g (⅔ cup) pine nuts
  • 120 g (1 cup) grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Place ⅔ cup (150 ml) olive oil, arugula, garlic, spinach, pine nuts, cheese, salt, and pepper into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  2. Select Variable 6.
  3. Pulse 10 times, using the tamper to press the ingredients toward the blades.
  4. Select Variable 1 and start the machine.
  5. Add 2 Tablespoons olive oil through the lid plug opening and blend for 10 seconds.

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