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Mint Pesto

All You MARCH 2007

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Ingredients

  • 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
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil

Preparation

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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 147
  • Fat: 16g
  • Saturated fat: 2g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbohydrate: 2g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 3mg
  • Sodium: 222mg
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