Rocket Pesto

Rocket Pesto


Rocket is delicious in salads, pesto ; sandwich adding a distinctive peppery flavour.

Store rocket in a loosely wrapped plastic bag, at the bottom of the fridge.

Nutritional Benefit

In order to maintain bone health, there are certain vitamins and nutrients, available in arugula, that are necessary, such as vitamin K, vitamin C, calcium and magnesium. Consuming just three cups worth of arugula daily can provide you with 100% of your bodies needs each and every day of vitamin K. Vitamin K is also proven to reduce the risk of fractures in the bones of your body. Vitamin C promotes the formation of collagen. That formation of collagen is necessary in body to maintain strong and healthy bones. Bone mineral density is boosted through calcium and magnesium, which is present in arugula, as well.

Promoting eye health can be accomplished by ingesting arugula. Beta-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin are included in the photochemicals of which arugula is a rich source of. Lutein and zeaxanthin are associated with eye health and beta-carotenes can be responsible for healthy eyes as well as the immune function of the skin. Glucosinolates, which is also one of these photochemicals, which arugula is also a rich source of, helps in strengthening the body’s defenses, including the eyes.

The choice to add arugula into your diet can benefit you in many ways. A 2-cup serving contains only 80 calories, so arugula is also very low in calories, which is a good choice for those on a diet. 

Recipe Rocket Pesto


2 cups packed arugula

1 cup extra-virgin olive oil

1/2 cup finely grated pecorino

1/2 cup finely grated parmesan

1/3 cup cashew nuts

1 tbsp. lime zest

1 clove garlic, chopped

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


Process arugula, oil, pecorino, parmesan, nuts, zest, and garlic in a food processor until finely chopped; season with salt and pepper.

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