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Mint Pesto

Source: © EatingWell Magazine
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Active Time:  20 Minutes
Total Time:  20 Minutes
  about 1 cup
Since pesto is a "raw" sauce, the flavor of the olive oil is crucial to its success. Use the best first-cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oil you can comfortably afford.
RECIPE INGREDIENTS
1 1/2 cups  packed fresh basil leaves
3/4 cup  packed fresh mint leaves
1/4 cup  toasted sliced almonds
3 tablespoons  extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon  freshly grated lemon zest
2 tablespoons  lemon juice
1 large clove  garlic, quartered
1/4 teaspoon  salt

Tip: To toast sliced almonds Cook in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes.
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DIRECTIONS
Place basil, mint, almonds, oil, lemon zest and juice, garlic and salt in a food processor; pulse a few times, then process until fairly smooth, or to the desired consistency.


Recipe reprinted by permission of © EatingWell Magazine. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 10/01/2008
Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   about 1 cup
Calories: 70
Fat, Saturated: 1g
Fiber: 1g
Carbohydrates, Total: 2g
Sodium: 74mg
% Cal. from Fat: 90%
Fat. Total: 7g
Protein: 1g
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