A fresh variation from readers Krista Painter and Amy French, friends who first met in cooking school. According to the recipe notes, “On weekly trips to Pike Place Market, they gathered fresh ingredients for their experiments. One outcome is this rich, green pesto.� Prep Time: about 10 minutes. Notes: This pesto is wonderful on orecchiette (“little ears�) pasta.

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Recipe Summary

Makes about 1 2/3 cups


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Rub nuts in a towel to remove any loose skins. Lift nuts from towel and place in a food processor or blender.

  • Add parsley, mint, and olive oil to the blender; whirl until finely ground. Add salt to taste. Use, or cover and chill up to 2 days. Freeze airtight in small portions to store longer.

  • Note: Nutritional analysis is per tbsp.

Nutrition Facts

105 calories; calories from fat 94%; protein 1.4g; fat 11g; saturated fat 1.4g; carbohydrates 2.4g; fiber 0.9g; sodium 26mg.