Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe contains cheese and some of those who are lactose intolerant may be able to tolerate it.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Check pre-grated cheese for anti-caking ingredients; it's best to grate your own cheese from a block.


"It is the destiny of mint to be crushed." -Waverly Lewis Root

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I wanted a mint sauce to go with lamb or pork that was not traditional: less sweet, a little chunky, and with some umami flavor to go along with the herbaceous taste of the mint. This Mint Pesto is the perfect complement to your roast lamb dinner.


Mint Pesto

Servings: 8 | Serving size: about 2 tablespoons

Cooking time: 15 minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied and keeps well for about 24 to 48 hours in the refrigerator.This recipe freezes fairly well.

4 Tbsp. pine nuts
1 cup mint leaves
2 ounces Parmigiano-Reggiano (grated)
2 Tbsp. water
1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
1/4 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

Mint Pesto recipe from Dr. Gourmet

Place a small skillet over high heat. 

When the pan is hot, add the pine nuts. 

Toast the pine nuts, tossing frequently, for about 5 minutes or until lightly browned. 

Place the pine nuts in a blender. 

Add the mint leaves, parmesan, water, lemon juice, vinegar, and salt, and blend.

While the blender is running, slowly add the olive oil and blend until smooth. 


Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about 2 tablespoons

Servings: 8

Amount Per Serving

Calories 87 Calories from Fat 70
% Daily Value
Total Fat 8g 12%
    Saturated Fat 2g 8%
    Monounsaturated Fat 0g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium143mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
    Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
    Sugars 0g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 2% Iron 8%
Vitamin K 0mcg Potassium 54mg