Mint Basil Pesto Recipe Video


Preparation Time20 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageCuisine
Main IngredientHealthy,


 Mint leaves1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), loosely packed and torn
 Basil leaves3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), loosely packed and torn
 Garlic cloves2 Large, roast
 Parmesan cheese2 Tablespoon, grated
 Lemon juice2 Tablespoon
 Pine nuts/Walnut1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Extra virgin olive oil1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
 Salt1⁄3 Teaspoon
 Pepper1⁄3 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1296 Calories from Fat 1125

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 126 g194%

Saturated Fat 13.5 g67.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 20.4 mg

Sodium 1161.2 mg48.4%

Total Carbohydrates 23 g7.7%

Dietary Fiber 7.3 g29.2%

Sugars 3.6 g

Protein 23 g46.2%

Vitamin A 66.5% Vitamin C 60.8%

Calcium 54.1% Iron 40.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. In a blender, add basil leaves, mint leaves, garlic cloves, parmesan chees, pine nuts and lemon juice and pulse.
2. While blender, add the olive oil until a creamy texture is achieved.
3. Add salt and pepper and blend again.

4.Use the sauce with croutons, bread or even pasta.

TIPS- You can put the sauce in the refrigerator and use it for several days.