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How to make mint pesto sauce: an easy and quick recipe

Elena KozlovaLS Food
Mint pesto sauce can be used to flavor fish dishes
Mint pesto sauce can be used to flavor fish dishes

Mint pesto is an alternative to the classic basil sauce. It gives the dishes freshness and a special flavor, as well as fills them with healing properties.

The use of herbs in the kitchen is a way to flavor food and reduce the amount of salt, which, when consumed in excess, is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. In addition, mint can improve the functioning of the digestive system, melarossa.it reports.

How to make mint pesto sauce: an easy and quick recipe

Recipe for mint pesto sauce

Ingredients for 2 servings

  • 40 fresh mint leaves
  • 10 g of almonds (can be replaced with hazelnuts, walnuts or pine nuts)
  • 10 g of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 grains of coarse salt
  • a pinch of black pepper

Preparation

  1. Wash the mint leaves well and gently dry them with a paper towel.
  2. Put them in a blender along with almonds (or nuts, if you prefer), grated Parmesan cheese, oil, salt, and black pepper.
  3. Blend until the sauce becomes creamy and smooth.

If you make a large amount of pesto at once, it is important to know that it can be stored in the refrigerator for only a few days (in a sealed glass jar).

Mint pesto sauce for pasta

This sauce should be used to flavor pasta (just like basil or other types of pesto). It goes well with short fusilli or trofie pasta, and is also great with spaghetti or tagliatelle.

Mint pesto sauce for appetizers, main courses, and salads

Mint pesto sauce can be spread over bruschetta croutons or added to fish dishes. For example, cod or hake fillets steamed or fried in a pan with a little oil will be delicious with a few teaspoons of pesto. In addition, it can be used to add a touch of flavor to salads, cereals, or vegetables.

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