Mint Pesto



3/4 cup (serving size: 1 tablespoon)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 45
Caloriesfromfat 68 %
Fat 3.4 g
Satfat 1 g
Monofat 1.5 g
Polyfat 0.7 g
Protein 2.2 g
Carbohydrate 1.8 g
Fiber 0.8 g
Cholesterol 3 mg
Iron 0.6 mg
Sodium 128 mg
Calcium 78 mg


2 tablespoons pine nuts
2 small garlic cloves
4 cups loosely packed fresh mint leaves (about 2 ounces)
1/2 cup (2 ounces) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon extravirgin olive oil


With food processor on, drop pine nuts and garlic through food chute; process until minced. Add mint, cheese, salt, and pepper; process until finely minced. With processor on, slowly add water and oil through food chute, and process until well blended.


Cynthia Nicholson,

May 2005
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