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Does anybody have a recipe for mint pesto?

Does anybody have a recipe for mint pesto?
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    Post #1 - May 10th, 2024, 3:23 pm
    Post #1 - May 10th, 2024, 3:23 pm Post #1 - May 10th, 2024, 3:23 pm
    I have way too much mint in my community garden, and I was thinking about making some mint pesto. Has anybody here made any? Can I just substitute mint for fresh basil when I make the pesto? Are there any other good ways to use up lots of mint? Thanks, Nancy
  • Post #2 - May 10th, 2024, 3:58 pm
    Post #2 - May 10th, 2024, 3:58 pm Post #2 - May 10th, 2024, 3:58 pm
    I have never made any, but this reinforces the many posts I have seen that say never grow mint outside of a container because it will take over.
  • Post #3 - May 10th, 2024, 4:02 pm
    Post #3 - May 10th, 2024, 4:02 pm Post #3 - May 10th, 2024, 4:02 pm
    The gardener next to me did not pot his mint, and it got way out of hand. I gave away a ton of it last summer to the food pantry. I learned my lesson after planting mint the first year I had my garden, and it took me two hours to dig it up a year later.
    Last edited by NFriday on May 10th, 2024, 10:28 pm, edited 1 time in total.
  • Post #4 - May 10th, 2024, 5:13 pm
    Post #4 - May 10th, 2024, 5:13 pm Post #4 - May 10th, 2024, 5:13 pm
    I don’t have a recipe for mint pesto, but I will offer up these two.

    Tomato-Mint Vinaigrette

    1 ripe tomato peeled and seeded
    1/2 cup chopped mint
    1 shallot chopped
    2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
    2 tablespoons lime juice
    1 teaspoon dijon mustard
    1 garlic clove minced
    salt and pepper
    1/2 cup olive oil

    Blend everything but the oil in a food processor or blender. Gradually add in the oil. This is good as a salad dressing or drizzled over steamed green beans. It lasts several days in the refrigerator. Original source is The Joy of Cooking.

    Tomato-Cilantro-Mint Salsa Salsa:

    3 tomatoes seeded and minced
    1/4 cup mint minced
    2 tablespoons minced cilantro
    juice of 1 lime
    1 red serrano chili pepper seeded and minced
    salt to taste

    We like this on top of grilled fish, shrimp or chicken breasts. Or just with tortilla chips. I don’t recall the original source. Sometimes I double or triple the quantities as it keeps for a bit in the refrigerator.
  • Post #5 - May 15th, 2024, 4:32 pm
    Post #5 - May 15th, 2024, 4:32 pm Post #5 - May 15th, 2024, 4:32 pm
    Sorry I can't help with mint pesto, but as another way to use it up, what about mint chutney?
    Gypsy Boy

    "I am not a glutton--I am an explorer of food." (Erma Bombeck)
  • Post #6 - May 16th, 2024, 7:47 am
    Post #6 - May 16th, 2024, 7:47 am Post #6 - May 16th, 2024, 7:47 am
    This recipe from Sarah Gruenberg has a summer herb pesto that contains a fair amount of mint.

    https://www.chicago.gov/content/dam/cit ... enberg.pdf
    Cookingblahg.blogspot.com
  • Post #7 - May 18th, 2024, 4:35 pm
    Post #7 - May 18th, 2024, 4:35 pm Post #7 - May 18th, 2024, 4:35 pm
    I asked Teresa Brockman while I was buying plants from her at the Evanston farmer's market today, about the viability of making mint pesto. She suggested that I make a cilantro mint pesto instead. The cilantro would kind of tone down the mint. I bought two bunches of Henry's cilantro today, and so now I have to look for a recipe.

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