Arugula and Lime Pesto Pasta

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A pesto that surprises with a unique combo of arugula and lime! Delish! Recipe was adapted from


  • 1 14 oz. bag of Good Luck Pasta (or sub any short shape! Can use up to 16 ounces)
  • 4 cloves garlic, halved
  • 1 cup baby arugula
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, torn
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • 10 oz. bag of green peas, thawed
  • 810 slices of bacon , cooked and crumbled
  • Shaved Parmesan for garnish


  1. In a food processor, add garlic clove halves and pulse until minced.
  2. Add arugula, basil, lime juice, oil, and salt.
  3. Blend until smooth.
  4. Mix in grated Parmesan.
  5. Cook pasta per package directions, saving 3/4 cup pasta water, then drain.
  6. Add pasta back to pot, add pesto and gently toss until pasta is coated.
  7. Add green peas and bacon and gently toss again.
  8. Serve immediately with shaved fresh Parmesan!
  9. Enjoy!
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