Ruccolapesto med Cashewnötter (Arugula and Cashew Pesto Salad)

ARUGULA AND CASHEW PESTO SALAD

Arugula cashew pesto salad
A chunky cashew pesto made with sharp, pungent Västerbotten cheese is tossed with chopped arugula to yield an unctuous salad with a robust umami flavor.Farideh Sadeghin

A chunky cashew pesto made with sharp, pungent Västerbotten cheese is tossed with chopped arugula to yield an unctuous salad with a robust umami flavor. Swedish home cook Asa Johanson prepared this nut-enriched side dish for her Midsummer celebration in Vickleby, Sweden. It first appeared in the tablet edition of our June/July 2014 issue with Per Styregard's story A Midsummer's Dream.

Ruccolapesto med Cashewnötter (Arugula and Cashew Pesto Salad)
A chunky cashew pesto made with sharp, pungent Västerbotten cheese is tossed with chopped arugula to yield an unctuous salad with a robust umami flavor. Swedish home cook Asa Johanson prepared this nut-enriched side dish for her Midsummer celebration in Vickleby, Sweden.
Yield: serves 4

Ingredients

  • 12 cup grated Swedish Västerbotten cheese
  • 13 cup cashews, lightly toasted
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 12 cup olive oil
  • 14 cup canola oil
  • 8 oz. baby arugula, roughly chopped

Instructions

  1. Pulse cheese, cashews, garlic, salt, and pepper in a food processor until roughly chopped. With the motor running, slowly drizzle in oils until just combined; transfer to a bowl and fold in arugula.