Mint, Walnut, and Basil Pesto

4 Servings
12 min

My garden is overflowing with mint and basil, and I don't want any of it to go to waste. So it's time to make pesto!

I’ve been absolutely obsessed with pesto these days. And with this Mint, Walnut, and Basil Pesto recipe, it looks like this trend is going to continue.

Pesto has building blocks of five things: herbs, nuts, garlic, cheese, and oil.

And the beauty of this delicious sauce gives you so many ways to get creative.

I love this recipe because it’s a different take on pesto.This recipe calls for pasta, but use can use this pesto with bruschetta, on chicken, in a lasagna, or served with a cheese board.

The pesto-bilites are endless!

Mint, Walnut, and Basil Pesto
Recipe details
  • 4  Servings
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 7 Minutes Total time: 12 min
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  • 1/2 lb pasta
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 large handfuls basil
  • 2 large handfuls mint
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan
  • pinch of sea salt

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. When water is boiling, cook pasta until it’s al dente. Reserve a mug-full of pasta water before draining.
While pasta is cooking, combine walnuts, olive oil, garlic, basil, mint, parmesan, and a pinch of sea salt into a food processor.
Pulse on high until everything is mixed well. If the sauce is thick, add a teaspoon of water and pulse again.
When the pasta is done, drain and combine with pesto. Add pasta water one teaspoon at a time until sauce is desired consistency.
Christina Musgrave | Tasting With Tina
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