Mint and Ricotta Pesto

Mint is an unusual ingredient to use in pesto as it can be quite strong, but it lends a wonderful freshness to pesto. It also makes the pesto a great ingredient for serving with meat such as lamb or beef – why not try stirring a few tbsp. of the pesto into your favourite meat casserole.

Ingredients List:
6 tomatoes
20 basil leaves
10 mint leaves
2 cloves of garlic
50g pine nuts
3 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
2 tbsp. fresh ricotta cheese
3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
Black pepper

1) Seed and dice the tomatoes.

2) Place the tomatoes, basil leaves, mint leaves, garlic cloves, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, ricotta cheese and olive oil into a food processor and blend until smooth.

3) Season well with black pepper.

Source: Pesto Recipes.

Published in: on November 26, 2011 at 10:28 am  Comments (2)  
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