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Rocket (Arugula) & Walnut Pesto

This rocket (arugula) and walnut pesto is an extremely low carb spread, dip or sauce. It is super quick and easy to make, and ultimately tastes delicious!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dip, Sauce
Cuisine: American, British
Keyword: arugula, dip, keto, low carb, pesto, rocket, sauce, spread, walnut
Servings: 8
Calories: 126kcal
Author: Anna - everydayketorecipes


  • 115g / 4oz (3 cups) rocket (arugula)
  • 2 tsp garlic minced
  • 40g (⅓ cup) walnuts
  • 30g (⅓ cup) parmesan cheese, grated
  • ½ tsp salt
  • tsp black pepper
  • 80ml (⅓ cup) olive oil


  • Preheat the oven to 180ºC/350ºF and line a baking sheet with greaseproof paper/ foil.
  • Spread out the walnuts on the prepared baking tray and bake them for 8-10 minutes, until stirring halfway through, until lightly browned.
  • In a food processor, purée the arugula, garlic and walnuts together, until the arugula has broken down.
  • Add the parmesan cheese, salt and pepper and purée until incorporated.
  • On a low speed, keep the food processor running, and slowly pour in the olive oil, until smooth.
  • Transfer to a serving/storing dish.
  • Enjoy!