Sauce Recipes

Why add a sauce?  Sauce recipes can add an extra boost of nutrition and flavor. When I stopped eating nightshades (tomatoes and peppers). I had to start to think about sauces in a new way. Now they are my favorite way to add greens and spice to my food

Arugula Red Onion Sauce Recipe

If you are looking for an early season pesto, substitute Arugula for Basil for a peppery treat.  I sweeten my version with a little sautéed red onion. Here is the PDF Arugula Red Onion Sauce

Ingredients:Arugula a healthy add to any sauce recipe

  • 4 cups of washed arugula
  • 1 small red onion,
  • Up to 1 cup Olive Oil
  • 1 – 2 TLB or 3 cloves of Garlic minced
  • 2 TLB Pine Nuts (Optional)
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese (Optional)
  • Sea Salt
  • Pepper




  1. Wash the Arugula. Spin Dry or Drain in Colander.
  2. Thinly slice the red onion.
  3. Sauté Red Onion and garlic in a small amount of oil
  4. Add Arugula, onion, garlic, pine nuts and cheese to the food processor. (I generally skip the cheese.)
  5. Add Olive oil as you pulse until smooth and pourable consistency.  Less oil is needed if you skip the cheese.
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Cook lightly to finish with pasta or vegetables.
  8. Make this with or without the nuts and cheese for variety Enjoy!


  • Colander
  • Knife
  • Sauté Pan
  • Wooden stirring spoon
  • Cutting Board
  • Medium Bowl
  • Food Processor or High powered blender