Wednesday

Be Brave.... Try Mint Pesto!

Did you know that mint pesto is absolutely delicious?!
I didn't know that until last night. But now I'm in on the secret. It was so tasty and refreshing... something altogether different from basil pesto. You definitely should try it sometime.

Mint Pesto
1 generous bunch/packet of fresh mint leaves, pulled off the stalk
Juice of 1 lemon
1 heaping tsp dijon mustard
3 heaping Tablespoons ground almonds
1/2 tsp salt, more to taste
Olive oil - approx 1/3 cup
1/4 ground parmesan cheese
fresh pepper

Place all ingredients into a food processor or blender, and blend until smooth. The amount of olive oil needed will depend on how much mint is used. I just keep pouring it in until I get a nice consistency. You can always substitute some of the oil for a bit of water, if you're concerned about the calories : )

Serve over pasta, with fresh parmesan. I also sprinkled cooked peas on top, which gave it a nice sweet bite.
Enjoy!

4 comments:

yoli said...

yummy...

Nancy said...

great idea! I've never made mint pesto before and must try it this spring. The peas are a nice touch too, so perfect with the mint.

Crazy Sweet Life said...

Mmmm. I've never tried mint pesto. This looks delicious!

sensationsofrain said...

That sounds really good! You would probably like this too! I made it with my salmon and it was SSOOOO good! http://allrecipes.com/recipe/mint-chutney/ Thanks for sharing this - I will definitely try it!

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