Mint-basil-walnut pesto

Courtesy of Food Network…love their website for finding recipes.

I just mixed this pesto together and it is tasty! It’s a slight variation of one of the recipes I found on their site while searching “lamb loin mint”. It’s got a nice lightness to it as it’s not overly oily. The mild minty-ness is refreshing and you get a hint of sharpness from the Parmesan.

Here’s the recipe:
1 loose cup of fresh mint
1 loose cup of fresh basil
1/3 cup of olive oil
2 garlic cloves
1/2 cup of toasted walnuts
2 Tbsp of Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper (about 1/2 tsp – 3/4 tsp each)

Mix all the dry ingredients in a processor. Drizzle in the olive oil as you continue mixing. If the pesto is too thick to your liking, just drizzle in a little more olive oil until you reach the consistency you like.

I’m going to put this over some broiled lamb loins. 🙂

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