Mint and Basil Pesto

Mint and Basil Pesto

The arrival of spring is somewhat bittersweet for me; my excitement for the blooming season is always tempered by the return of pollen, which means allergies for me.

I’ve been thinking about lighter meals that is in tune with the season, and this mint and basil pesto is it; zesty and tasty – in a word, perfect. It’s simple and soothing for wretched days ahead.

I make this pesto usually from mint and basil leftover from other recipes, they make an exceptional pair; aromatic, stimulating, and not too overpowering. It has a little bit of heat from red pepper flakes because I like heat in my pesto; it’s probably an African thing

It’s not for just tossing with pasta, it’s delectable mixed with rice or tossed with roasted vegetables and salads. It enhances the flavour of soups, I slather it in sandwiches and flatbreads.

Mint and Basil Pesto Mint and Basil Pesto
Mint and Basil Pesto Mint and Basil Pesto

Mint and Basil Pesto Mint and Basil Pesto
Posted March 6th, 2013 in Food. Tagged: , , , .
  • Bintu @ recipesfromapantry

    I saw via comment luv that you made pesto. I just had to come right away. You dont understand. I knew OH was the one when he made me basil pesto. I have never made it with sunflower seeds though so look forward to trying it out.

    • http://elsbro.com/blog Elsa

      Hahaha! How cute, pesto is the way to your heart. :-)


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