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Pesto de Roquette a Recipe for Arugula Pesto

Many traditional recipes for pesto include basil leaves, this variation from Danielle Jouval at Domaine Saint Jacques calls for fresh roquette. Arugula (roquette) pesto is bright and slightly peppery, it is an excellent condiment for a sandwich, barbequed meat or drizzled on the top of a tomato salad.

Domaine Saint Jacques Fresh Garden Roquette

Domaine Saint Jacques was at one time a working farmhouse in the Luberon. Danielle and Julien Jouval have updated the main house to include three large (3) self-catered suites with en-suite bathrooms and kitchenettes. Surrounding the house are nine (9) hectares of grapevines and the Luberon Valley waiting to be explored.  These maison d’hôtes share a pool, and the hosts offer “cuisine sauvage” (natural, seasonal cooking) on demand.

Recipe Arugula Pesto de Roquette
Pesto de Roquette - Arugula Pesto
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All you need is a food processor and the ingredients (below) to prepare this tangy version of pesto.
Servings Prep Time
1 jar 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 jar 10 minutes
Recipe Arugula Pesto de Roquette
Pesto de Roquette - Arugula Pesto
Print Recipe
All you need is a food processor and the ingredients (below) to prepare this tangy version of pesto.
Servings Prep Time
1 jar 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 jar 10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: jar
Instructions
  1. Laver la roquette puis mettre les feuilles dans le mixeur. (Wash the arugula and put the leaves in your food processor)
  2. Ajouter l'ail, le fromage râpé, les noix, le sel le poivre noir et un tout petit peu d'huile d'olive. (Add garlic cloves, grated cheese, nuts, salt and pepper, and a little bit of oil).
  3. Mixer jusqu'à ce que tous les ingrédients soient parfaitement mélangés. (Mix until all the ingredients are well blended)
  4. Ajouter ensuite le reste de l'huile et mélanger à nouveau avec une fourchette. (Add the remaining oil and mix well with a fork).
Recipe Notes

* la roquette sauvage a un goût plus puissant (wild arugula has a stronger taste).

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Domaine Saint Jacques Fresh Garden Roquette

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