Mint makes a beautifully bright and refreshing pesto. Try mint pesto over pasta recipe as a variation on the more traditional basil pesto.
Making homemade mint pesto is so quick and easy. Mint, basil, tomatoes and pine nuts all processed with a bit of oil, cheese and garlic, served over pasta.
I was looking for a stronger type pesto sauce for my spaghetti squash and created this, but is does work well on normal spaghetti too. It also is a great sauce on chicken and fish with its Asian flavours.
This is an Asian themed pesto I invented which adds Vietnamese mint (also called Vietnamese coriander) to the basil and substitutes peanuts for pine nuts.
Lamb is combined with goat cheese and spices to make the cannelloni filling which is topped with the mint pesto. If you use instant lasagne theres no need to cook the sheets.
This delicious and unusual pesto only takes a few minutes to make and then is ready for any time you need a quick pasta.
Wholemeal pasta is a good source of complex carbohydrate and has a low GI value. Tossed with steamed summer vegetables and a fresh mint pesto, this makes a tempting and satisfying meal.
A bit cross-cultural this one, a classic cracked wheat tabbouleh topped with an Italian mint and pine nut pesto.
A pasta with pesto in a lighter version without cheese or pine nuts and therefore excellent for those who are vegan. Children really like this. It is a great main or side dish.
A French baguette sliced into bites, toasted then buttered with a homemade mint and pistachio pesto. Then to mix it up, we add in figs and blue cheese slices.