Mint-Basil Pesto

Mint-Basil Pesto is a delicious and tasty sauce to use on your favorite foods.

mint-basil pesto

You can serve this Mint-Basil Pesto with a Rack of LambΒ 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.

mint-basil pesto appetizer

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.

mint-basil pesto

Serve with your favorite protein, pasta, or vegetables.

To see how to cook the rack of lamb visit Giadas’ recipe on Food Network.



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