Freecipe: Pistachio Mint Pesto

Here is a super simple recipe to make an amazing pesto. Serve over whole wheat pasta, pork, chicken, fish, tofu, or any vegetables.


1 1/2 cups fresh mint leaves

1/3 cup shelled pistachios

2 cloves garlic, crushed and peeled

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons lemon juice

2 tablespoons low-fat plain yogurt

1/8 teaspoon salt (optional)


Process mint, pistachios and garlic in a food processor until finely chopped. With the motor running, gradually add oil, lemon juice and yogurt through the feed tube. Process until the mixture forms a paste. If using unsalted pistachios, add salt, if desired.

Use the pesto as a topping for steak, chicken, pork, fish, or tofu. Or add the pesto to a pasta or grain dish to flavor it up.

Yield: 2/3 cup (serving size: 2 Tbsp)

Calories: 55


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