F&N Test Kitchen -

Welcome to the Food & Nutrition Test Kitchen Recipe Contest, where readers are invited to submit original recipes for a chance to be featured in the magazine and win cool prizes!

Our featured recipe for Arugula Pesto, developed by Jill Melton, MS, RD. Almost any herb or leafy green can be tossed into pesto, including kale, basil, parsley, cilantro and arugula. Customize it to suit your preferences and ingredients you have on hand.

Dollop pesto onto hot pasta, chicken chili, beans, turkey roll-ups or inside stuffed shells. Use it as a dip for crudité and pita chips, a spread on sandwiches or however you like!

On social media, share pics of your pesto on its own or added to a meal or snack (an element on a charcuterie board, perhaps?) with the hashtag #FNTestKitchen. After you make this recipe, submit feedback and photos via our Test Kitchen form.

Deadline: May 28

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Past Test Kitchens

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Roasted Vegetable and Chickpea Stew

Tuna Crispettes

Fig and Sesame Bliss Bites

Radishes and Ricotta Salata Salad

Give Classics a Boost with Fresh Avocados

Let’s Put the “Moo” Back in Smoothie

Roasted Walnut and Cauliflower “Meat”

Salted Dark Chocolate and Cherry Almond Clusters

Simple Moroccan-Spiced Lamb

siggi’s Coconut & Date Protein Bites

Barilla Ready Pasta with Shrimp & Green Beans

Butternut Squash Arugula Pita Pizza

Pink Angelic Eggs