This twist on pesto subs arugula for traditional basil to make a bright, peppery addition to pasta, chicken, fish or steak.
I’m a basil fiend. In turn, my leafy herbed passion goes hand in hand with pesto. I mean, is it even summer without it?
But when I discovered a fresh crop of arugula at the farmers market, my basil obsession took a detour. And I happily followed.
This fresh, peppery switcharoo to the sweeter basil style variety makes a damn fine addition to countless dishes. Pasta? Naturally. Veggies? Load it on. Chicken? Lather it in the middle of a chicken breast with some melty cheese and a slice or two of prosciutto and bam! Dinner is served.