The chefs at Connecticut's Dinners at the Farm prefer to use Sylvetta arugula, a variety that is quite peppery; standard arugula will work fine in this recipe, too.
12 ounces uncooked linguine
1 tablespoon pine nuts, toasted
1 garlic clove, crushed
2 cups loosely packed arugula
2 cups loosely packed basil leaves
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
6 tablespoons grated fresh pecorino Romano cheese
How to Make It
Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain in a colander over a bowl, reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid. Place pasta in a bowl.
Place 1 tablespoon pine nuts and garlic in a food processor; process until minced. Add arugula and the next 5 ingredients (through black pepper), and process until well combined.
Add arugula mixture and reserved cooking liquid to serving bowl; toss well to coat. Serve with cheese.
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Dinners at the Farm, CT
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