Linguine with Arugula and Pine Nuts

Arugula gives this simple and quick recipe a delicious bite. You be the judge on the amount of Parmesan cheese you include; it can be just as tasty with half of the suggested 1 cup in the ingredients list.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • 1 lb. linguine
  • 1⁄2 cup olive oil
  • 4 oz. arugula, trimmed
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1⁄2 tsp. salt
  • 1⁄4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1⁄2 cup toasted pine nuts


  • Cook linguine in large pot of boiling salted water until just tender. Stir occasionally.
  • While linguine is cooking, heat oil in heavy large skillet over medium heat. Add 3⁄4 of arugula and stir until wilted, about 30 seconds. Transfer to food processor. Add Parmesan, salt and pepper, and process until smooth.
  • Drain pasta and return to pot. Add arugula mixture and toss well. To serve, top with pine nuts and remaining arugula. Serve immediately.