Arugula pesto, prosciutto toast with a fried egg

Arugula pesto, prosciutto toast with a fried egg

A dreamy combo: crispy sourdough toast with arugula pesto, prosciutto and topped with a fried egg. 🤩 I’ve been saying I would post some pesto recipes soon and this is one of them! Contrary to what you might think, you can make pesto with greens other than basil. I used @earthboundfarm organic arugula which is always my go to because their greens are so fresh and they come in a resealable pack which makes it great for meals all week (and reduces 27% of plastic).

Here’s how to make it:

Arugula pesto, prosciutto toast with a fried egg

Arugula pesto, prosciutto toast with a fried egg

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Servings 1 toast


The pesto:

  • 2 cups of @Earthboundfarm Organic Baby Arugula
  • 1/2 cup parmesan (and a little more for topping at the end)
  • 3 tbsp pine nuts
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • salt/pepper/red pepper flakes to taste

The rest:

  • 2 slices of prosciutto
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil for toasting
  • 1 slice sourdough bread


  • Make your pesto: in a food processor or magic bullet, blend the arugula, parm, pine nuts, olive oil and garlic. Once blended, give it a taste test and adjust accordingly. I think some people prefer more/less garlic, saltiness etc so give it a taste test before you pour into another container.
  • Coat bread in olive oil and crisp in a saute pan for 2-3 min per side on medium heat. Once browned, remove from heat. In same pan, heat butter. Cook egg to your liking. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Spread pesto on toast and then add your pieces of prosciutto. Top with fried egg, red pepper flakes and some parm. Enjoy!


Tip: Keep the rest of the pesto in the fridge to enjoy for the rest of the week. If you have a lot of arugula on hand, one thing I like to do is blend arugula and olive oil together and freeze. Then when I am ready to eat, i’ll thaw and add in the garlic, parm and pine nuts. It’s kind of the perfect combo of convenience and freshness!

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I’m Abigail, a creative director, home cook and content creator living in Brooklyn. I love making the easy stuff with a twist and yes, I eat a lot of toast. This is where I share my latest recipes, so please make yourself at home.