arugula pesto

One of my very favourite recipes in recent history is adapted from the Arugula Pesto Wheat Berries recipe on 101 Cookbooks. If you like to cook and you haven’t been to Heidi’s website, I suggest you check it out. Heidi started 101 Cookbooks in 2003(!!!) and it has been growing ever since. It is full of lots and lots of gems. ┬áMost especially this one.

This salad makes a hearty vegetarian meal when couple with fried extra firm tofu bits.
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And doesn’t it look amazing next to my pretty floral arrangement?

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If you’ve never made a homemade pesto before, you might find this a little time consuming at first. Trust me, you soon realize its totally easy and totally delicious to make your own pesto. If you don’t think it’s worth it, I’ll give you a dollar. Just kidding. But I will be very surprised. I also promise that after the first couple of times, making your own pesto becomes really easy, and you don’t think twice about it!

This recipe makes extra pesto, which I always use about 1 week later for a quick dinner of whole wheat pasta, and a steamed vegetable. ┬áSo, it’s like two dinners in one, really.

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