This recipe is fantastic for a quick appetizer with bread or for a sauce with pasta.  You can substitute a number of herbs and greens for the arugula with great results.

2 handsful of arugula leaves
1 clove minced garlic
1/3 cup chopped roasted hazelnuts
1/3 cup freshly-grated parmigiano regianno cheese
1/4 cup rehydrated sundried tomatoes, diced (optional)
Extra-virgin olive oil
Sea salt
Freshly-cracked black pepper

You will also need:
Food processor with bottom blade attached

Drop the arugula leaves into the food processor and process for a few seconds until finely chopped.  Add the minced garlic, the hazelnuts, the cheese and the diced sundried tomatoes, if using them.  Process for a few seconds until everything is well-combined.  Drizzle in enough olive oil to make a nice paste.  Season with sea salt and pepper to taste.  Serve with toasted bread or over pasta.

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