Mint-Basil Pesto is a delicious and tasty sauce to use on your favorite foods.
You can serve this Mint-Basil Pesto with a Rack of Lamb for an extra special treat, on your favorite pasta, or even as a fun appetizer (see above).
It is easy to make adorable finger foods with mini tortellini, tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and mint-basil pesto! Just cook tortellini al dente and assemble on a stick, then drizzle with pesto.
Pesto is one of my favorite sauces to make because it is so easy to make. Throw everything into a food processor turn it on and you have a tasty sauce to add to all your favorite foods. Mint-Basil pesto can really go on anything so just make a big batch and keep it around, you never know when you may need it.
Giada on the Food Network makes this pesto with a rack of lamb for a wine tasting party. I made this when I had some family over for a holiday party. We decided to do a bunch of small appetizer sized foods instead of a large meal. This was one of the things we had and it was one of my favorite. Rack of lamb can be expensive to serve to a lot of guests but when you make it as a finger food you don’t have to buy as much lamb.
Here’s what you need for my “Use on Anything Pesto”
- 1 1/2 cups of lightly packed mint leaves
- 3/4 cup of lightly packed fresh basil leaves
- 1/2 cup of toasted walnuts
- 2 tablespoons fresh grated parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2-4 garlic cloves
- 3/4 teaspoon of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/3 cup of extra virgin olive oil (plus a little more if needed)
What to do:
Blend the mint, basil, walnuts, cheese, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper in a food processor until herbs are finely chopped. With the machine running pour in 1/3 cup of olive oil until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
Serve with your favorite protein, pasta, or vegetables.
To see how to cook the rack of lamb visit Giadas’ recipe on Food Network.