So Very Many Uses for Mmmmmm Mint Pesto

Kim Conte

pestoPesto is traditionally made with basil, but I like substituting fresh mint for an added punch of cool, tingling sweetness!

Mint pesto has so many uses -- you can toss it with pasta and veggies, spread it on sliced baguette with goat cheese, or use it as a fresh dipping sauce for grilled meats.

Try it tonight for something different!

Mint Pesto

  • 1 1/2 cups cup packed mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 2 medium garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (or more)
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Combine mint, parsley, garlic, and lemon zest in food processor; pulse until chopped. With machine on, add olive oil in a thin stream and process until smooth. Season pesto with salt and pepper.

Have you ever made mint pesto?

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