Updated: Jan 29, 2018
½ cup walnuts
¼ cup roughly chopped garlic
4 cups fresh arugula leaves, loosely packed
1 cup fresh parsley leaves, loosely packed
½ cup fresh basil leaves, loosely packed
2 tsp kosher salt
2 tsp coarsely ground black pepper
1 tsp freshly grated nutmeg (optional)
1 ½ - 2 cups quality extra virgin olive oil
1 cup finely grated pecorino cheese
Toss the first 8 ingredients into a food processor. Blend on low while gradually drizzling in the olive oil until desired consistency.
Scrape into a bowl. Stir in pecorino. Stir in more oil if necessary. Taste and adjust seasoning.
Makes about 3 cups of pesto.
Any type of nut can be used.
The amounts of each herb/green can be adjusted to your own taste.
Any hard, salty cheese may be used.
A blender may be used in place of a food processor.