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Mint Pesto

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Hands-on time 10 mins
Total time 10 mins
Yield Makes 1 cup
Add a pop of color and garden-fresh flavor to any main-dish meat. This pesto is great over steak, chicken, lamb, pork, and fish. Simply top the meat after grilling, or just serve the pesto on the side.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups loosely packed fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

How to Make It

  1. Process all ingredients in a food processor until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides as needed.