Bucatini pasta coated in rich, peppery arugula pesto and topped with creamy mozzarella pearls, juicy cherry tomatoes and sweet basil. This Arugula Pesto Pasta is delicious and light a vegetarian dish that is so easy to make!
With the processor running, slowly add in the olive oil in a steady stream. Process until smooth. Taste and adjust for seasoning with salt and pepper.
Toss pasta: Add the arugula pesto to bowl with pasta along with 1/4 cup of the pasta cooking water. Toss to coat, adding more water as necessary to create a silky sauce.
Add the basil to the pasta along with half of the mozzarella and tomatoes. Toss again until combined.
Serve: Divide pasta between serving bowls and top with remaining mozzarella and tomatoes. Garnish with additional arugula, pine nuts and pecorino if desired. Serve.