Garlic Mint Pesto

I have been on a mission lately to find new and exciting recipes using the mint out of my garden. There is only so much tea you can drink šŸ™‚ For my opinion on growing mint in your garden, check out My Love Hate Relationship with Mint!

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I wanted to make pesto chicken this week and my basil supply is getting a little low. I have been using it so much lately, I am actually running out of leaves. So I started looking in the gardens for some pesto inspiration and stopped in my tracks when I came to the mint!

I was a little worried it would taste strange. I mean when you think pesto, you don’t usually think mint, but I was so pleasantly surprised by how good it was, I had to rush right to my laptop to tell you all about it!

GARLIC MINT PESTO

makes 1 small jar of pesto

  • 3 cups fresh mint
  • 1/4 cup parmesan
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Olive oil

Wash your mint leaves and put in food processor. Pulse until coarsely chopped. Add walnuts, parmesan , garlic, salt and pepper. Blend away until chopped up into very small pieces. Add lemon juice and enough olive oil until you get the desired consistency. I like mine thick, but if you like it thin, just keep adding olive oil.

I hope you have a chance to try this recipe. It is so refreshing, I cannot wait to try it out with my pesto chicken!

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