Wednesday, July 02, 2014

mint & basil pesto

Our garden is growing and we have more basil and mint than I know what to do with so I have been making fresh pesto with the two together- the mint adds a little extra zing to the pesto! The flavor is refreshing the perfect summer flavor!

INGREDIENTS:

A few handfuls of basil (measures roughly to about 2 cups)
A small handful of mint (measures roughly to about 1/2 cup)
1/2 cup of olive oil
2-3 cloves of garlic
1/2 cup of parmesan cheese
A squeeze of lemon
A dash of salt and pepper

Note: I make pesto without the pine nuts but you can add a 1/4 cup of pine nuts to make a more traditional pesto

Blend ingredients together in a blender or food processor.
Fill an airtight jar and store in the refrigerator for up to a week.

We like adding it to pasta, salads, using it as a marinate or even as a spread for bread. That little bit of mint adds such a fresh flavor that is perfect for summer meals!


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