I came up with this pesto variation the way I create a lot of my recipes: with what was on hand. It got rave reviews because the arugula gives it a nice peppery bite, but feel free to tweak it based on what's in your fridge.
By the way... do kids sing the "Comet, it makes your teeth turn green" song anymore? I don't even know.
Basil Pesto Variation
makes 2 cups
2 cloves garlic, peeled and with the root end removed
1/4 cup pine nuts
1 cup packed fresh basil leaves
1 cup packed baby arugula leaves
2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 cup grated asiago cheese
salt and pepper to taste
1. Place garlic and pine nuts in food processor and process until finely chopped. Add basil and arugula leaves and process. Add asiago cheese and process until everything is combined and finely chopped. With the motor running, add olive oil in a stream to create a paste. Season to taste with salt and pepper.