JJ's Spinach-Arugula Pesto | Omega

This quick, healthy pesto recipe features good-for-you greens, like spinach and arugula, and healthy fats.

Serves 4


1/3 cup walnuts
1 large garlic clove, chopped
2 cups baby spinach
2 cups arugula
1/2 cup mint leaves
2 teaspoons champagne vinegar
2 teaspoons nutritional yeast
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 to 1/2 cup water
Sea salt and pepper


Place walnuts and garlic in food processor and pulse about 6-8 times, until chopped and blended. Add spinach, arugula, mint, vinegar, and nutritional yeast. Pulse 8-10 times until well blended. Scrape down the sides, if necessary. With the motor running, pour in the oil, followed by enough water to reach desired consistency. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Excerpted from The Sugar Impact Diet Two-Week Cookbook by JJ Virgin. ©2015 by JJ Virgin. Reprinted by permission of Grand Central Publishing Life & Style. All rights reserved. 

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