Mint Pesto

Mint pesto is especially delicious with grilled or roasted lamb. Photo credit: Georgia Johnson from Comfort of Cooking.

Serves: Makes 7 (1/4-cup) servings.
15 mins Prep time
15 mins Prep time
  • Place mint leaves, Parmesan cheese, pine nuts, garlic, salt and pepper in food processor; cover. Process just until smooth. Gradually add oil with machine running. Process until well blended and smooth.

  • Store in tightly covered container in refrigerator up to 1 week.

Cooking tip

• Serve with grilled lamb chops.
• Spread generously on steak during last 5 minutes of grilling.
• Stir 1 to 2 teaspoons into chicken salad.
• Spread on fish before baking. Or, serve with grilled fish or shrimp.
• Pour pesto into ice cube trays; freeze until firm. Place pesto cubes in freezer-weight resealable plastic bags. Store in freezer up to 2 months. Thaw cubes in refrigerator before using.

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • 149Calories: 149Cholesterol: 4mg
  • Sodium: 167mgProtein: 4g
  • Total Fat: 13gFiber: 2g
  • Carbohydrate: 4g