RECIPE 2 minutes

JJ's Spinach-Arugula Pesto

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

By JJ Virgin

Prep Time:
3 min
Cook Time:
1 min

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


  1. 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.