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Mint-Basil Pesto

2
2
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Smartpoints value per serving
Total Time
10 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
0 min
Serves
8
Difficulty
Easy
This pesto makes great use of your garden’s bounty of mint. Use it in pasta salad, over fresh tomatoes, with grilled meats or stirred into soup.

Ingredients

mint leaves

3 cup(s), fresh, packed

basil

1 cup(s), fresh, packed

canned chicken broth

¼ cup(s)

olive oil

2 Tbsp, extra-virgin

pine nuts

2 Tbsp, toasted

garlic clove(s)

2 medium clove(s)

fresh lemon juice

1 Tbsp

kosher salt

1 tsp

crushed red pepper flakes

¼ tsp, or to taste

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender. Blend on high until smooth and combined (scraping down sides of bowl as necessary). Yields about 2 tablespoons per serving.

Notes

Crushed red pepper flakes gives this pesto a touch of heat; adjust the amount to your liking.Add chopped grape tomatoes for wonderful flavor and color contrast.

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