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Mint Pesto

Yield 3/4 cup (serving size: 1 tablespoon)

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.