Farfalle with Arugula Pesto and Tomatoes (Farfalle con Pesto di Arugula)

At the entrance to the food market in Lecce, an elderly man in a dusty suit was selling small bouquets of greens. On closer inspection, they proved to be wild arugula. The spicy, nutty green grows throughout much of southern Italy, but it seems to taste best in Apulia. Foragers gather it for using both uncooked in salads and cooked as a vegetable or in pasta sauce. Next door, in Campania, cooks sometimes add raw arugula to the classic Capri salad of tomatoes and mozzarella.
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1 of 3(33%)reviewers would recommend this recipe to a friend.
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Review 1 for Farfalle with Arugula Pesto and Tomatoes (Farfalle con Pesto di Arugula)
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
dejoma
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July 18, 2012
Would You Recommend? Yes
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Great Twist
July 18, 2012
I've made this pesto many times and have gotten rave reviews. However, I modify it by not adding parsley and I find the walnuts to be quite bitter so I usually use pine nuts. It's key to have good arugula, I use what I have in the garden.
Pros: Quick, Easy, Healthy, Will Make Again
Review 2 for Farfalle with Arugula Pesto and Tomatoes (Farfalle con Pesto di Arugula)
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
TracySue
Baltimore
June 24, 2010
Would You Recommend? No
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easy to make but VERY bitter!
June 24, 2010
Like the reviewer before, I've made tons of pesto but never with arugula. I did use baby arugula but it was still REALLY bitter. I was embarrassed that I served this at a Sunday lunch for my parents! It didn't taste good at all and I will never make it again. I tried to spruce it up but there was nothing that I could do to make it taste better. Maybe someone else will have better luck!
Review 3 for Farfalle with Arugula Pesto and Tomatoes (Farfalle con Pesto di Arugula)
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Nabeela
California
June 8, 2010
Would You Recommend? No
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Not something I'd make again
June 8, 2010
I've made basil pesto many times before and loved it but since I had some arugula in my csa that was way past its non-bitter mild-enough to eat in salad stage, I thought of making pesto. But the pesto recipe still came out quite bitter. The recipe should definitely recommend using baby arugula for the pesto.