Mint Pesto

Mint PestoRecipe


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1/2 cup roughly chopped walnuts
1 clove garlic
1 1/2 cups fresh mint leaves
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
2 tablespoons crumbled feta (1 oz.)
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup olive oil


Preheat oven to 350°F. Spread 1/2 cup roughly chopped walnuts on a rimmed cookie sheet; bake until golden, 8 to 12 minutes, stirring once. Let cool on a wire rack. Place walnuts, 1 clove garlic, 1 1/2 cups fresh mint leaves, 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, 2 Tbsp. crumbled feta (1 oz.), 1/2 tsp. lemon zest, 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste in a food processor; pulse to mix. With machine running, add 1/2 cup olive oil and mix until mixture is smooth. Serve with lamb. Serves 10.

Created date

March 2007

Nutritional Information

Calories 147
Fat 16 g
Satfat 2 g
Protein 2 g
Carbohydrate 2 g
Fiber 1 g
Cholesterol 3 mg
Sodium 222 mg