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Mint Basil Pesto

Posted on June 10th, 2012  |  2 Comments

Gosh I love sports. Like, really love sports. Like more than my husband loves sports. Wait, did I say I love sports… I mean I love watching sports. hehe. Playing them is cool and all, but I don’t get as into it as I do watching them. And boy do I get into them.

My heart rate is through the roof prior and during ANYthing Michigan, especially football. As in, you can see my pulse through my neck – no need to feel. If I didn’t have such low blood pressure and was at the ripe young age of 27, I think I’d get it checked out.

That said, did you watch the Heat game last night?

Sure, Miami is pretty far from Michigan, as in 24 full driving hours, no biggie after the trek from Georgia to California with 4 kitties on hand, but I got ties to Miami (husband + beach wedding.) And where I got ties, I give support. Sport support.

What’s pesto got to do with sports?

Nothing really, I mean you could eat it while watching sports, and then wash it down with a superb cocktail to celebrate or sulk, cocktails support any occasion.

I got the rad idea for mint pesto from none other than Ms. Martha Stewart. She’s the shiz.

And so is this.

Mint makes everything light, refreshing, and Summery.

You could toss it with any kind of pasta, ravioli, tortilini or salad and come out a winner every which way.

Unless you’re a Celtics fan. Sorry!



Mint Basil Pesto

by The Talking Kitchen

Prep Time: 5 minutes


Ingredients (~1 cup)

  • 1 c. loosely packed mint leaves
  • 1 c. packed basil leaves
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • 1/2 c. extra virgin olive oil – the good kind
  • 1/4 c. roasted almonds {substitute: raw almonds, or any other nut – lightly toasted on a dry frying pan if desired (be careful nuts burn fast!)}
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt


Toss everything but the oil in a food processor.

Pulse until finely chopped, then drizzle in olive oil as motor is running (or just add it and pulse.)

Store in airtight container for up to two weeks.


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2 Responses

  1. Eileen says:

    Mint pesto, you say? I do have a massive patch of mint growing in our side bed…must try!

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