Vegan Mint Pesto

Pesto can be made with just about any herb or vegetable. The sharp, sweet smell of mint is refreshing and an appetite stimulant.

Serves: 16Hands-on: 5 minutesTotal: 5 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 16


  • 2 cups packed fresh mint leaves
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1⁄3 cup toasted pine nuts
  • 1⁄4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1⁄3 cup extra-virgin olive oil


  • In blender or food processor, chop mint with garlic until finely chopped.
  • Add lemon juice, pine nuts, and salt and process again until finely chopped.
  • With the machine running, add oil and 2 to 3 tablespoons water until a sauce forms. You may need to add more oil or water for desired consistency. Store covered in the refrigerator up to 3 days; freeze for longer storage.