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Basil mint pesto | feedmegreens

Basil Mint Pesto

This summery pesto gets it's great flavor from fresh basil with a hint of mint.  It's highly recommended that you lick the spoon!

Course Sauces
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 cup


  • 2.5 cups loosely packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan
  • 1/3 cup raw almonds
  • 1/8 tsp salt (or to taste)
  • 1/3 cup olive oil (or more or less, until desired texture is reached)


  1. Add the basil, mint, parmesan, almonds and salt to a food processor.  Pulse until well combined but not pureed. Turn off the machine and scrape down the sides.

  2. With the machine running, drizzle in the olive oil and process until the desired texture is reached.  It should be paste-like but not too thick. 

    Basil mint pesto | feedmegreens

Recipe Notes

Tip: if your pesto is pretty thick and you are planning to use it for pasta, try reserving a little of the cooking water from the pasta and adding it in if needed when stirring together sauce/pasta.