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Creamy Arugula Sauce

Rated as 3.67 out of 5 Stars

"Avocado and cilantro lighten the spicy arugula making this an easy go-to sauce for pasta or a spread on sandwiches."
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10 m servings 69
Original recipe yields 3 servings


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  1. Place arugula, cilantro, avocado, lime juice, and garlic in a blender; pulse until combined. Add water as needed to thin sauce. Season with salt and pepper.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Servings really depend on what you are using the sauce for. On pasta I find that it gives me 3 well-sauced pasta bowls. When I use this as a pasta sauce I also toss in bits of asparagus, artichokes and tomatoes. Dairy Eaters - Add 1/8 cup Parmesan cheese. Meat Eaters - This goes really well served with flank steak.
  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 69 calories; 5.1 6.1 1.7 0 17 Full nutrition

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I had some leftover arugula from a salad I made and wanted a new way to use it. I found this recipe and ended up eating it as a pasta sauce, over whole wheat penne and sprinkled with crushed red...

I needed a way to finish off a lot of arugula and other ingredients in the fridge so I used this recipe to make a sauce for a pizza. I used milk instead of water to avoid watering down the flavo...