Recipe by MASTER815K
"A variation of a great Italian dish given to me by a friend."
Hmm. None of these ingredients are on sale today.
Show ingredients on sale
Sort stores by
Save money at local stores when ingredients are on sale!
Watch video tips and tricks
1 (16 ounce) package
uncooked linguini pasta
tomatoes, seeded and chopped
fresh basil leaves
fresh mint leaves
1 1/2 tablespoons
salt and pepper to taste
This was the best pesto recipe I've seen so far. I went to my local farmer's market to buy the freshest organic ingredients, and followed the recipe precisely. My family loved it. I will most definitely make this again. I think the ricotta added a nice texture and flavor. Next time I may refrigerate the blend overnite to enhance the flavor for the following day. Excellent!!
I followed this recipe exactly but added pork chops and served with garlic bread. I made the sauce a few hours before hand to let the flavours blend, annd I put the sauce over the linguinie in a wok and mixed it up to let the sauce heat up again. I served it to my hubby and a girlfriend who was visiting from out of town and we all agreed that it was lacking some major flavour! I definately reccomend adding much more garlic, basil, mint, salt, and pepper as this was quite bland as is! I fully expected "knock your socks off flavour" and it was far from that!
This was good, quite similar to regular pesto. I left the chopped tomatoes out of the food processor and just stirred them into the pesto before serving. I would make this again.
Pesto sure has come a long way from the usual suspects of basil, pine nuts and Parm; now pestos are made from a myriad of ingredients ... and I'm not complaining. While basil itself is so summery and fresh, the addition of mint in this creamy pesto is a brilliant way to add some zing and liveliness and works especially well with tomatoes. One minor caveat - this recipe appears to have been re-created like most of us cook, using a 'handful of these' and a 'few of those' as measurements instead of precise amounts (my 20 basil leaves were on the skimpy side as I had just cut back and stripped the plant earlier in the week, so I knew I needed to supplement with store-bought leaves). No matter, though, the end result was delicious and proclaimed a winner by all who tasted it ~ many thanks to MASTER815K.
Really tasty, esp. after we heated it up again and added (plain) chicken breast chunks. I didn't seed the tomatoes, all I could find was dry mint leaves and I also added more ricotta and a lot more parmesan.
I would recommend making this only with homegrown tomatoes, as it needs the extra flavour. Like another reviewer, I also didn't add the chopped tomatoes to the pesto in the food processor and instead just spooned them on top of the pasta mixed with the pesto. Other recommendations- add fresh or dried oregano for extra flavour, use rigatoni instead of linguini, as it's easier to stir and eat, and add a little extra water to make the pesto mixture more saucy.
I like that it was creamy, however I didn't have any ricotta so I just used cream cheese. I think adding some fresh salmon and peas would be good. I will try this next time.
This was really good! It didn't note the size of tomatoes though. I only needed 3 large tomatoes.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Mint Pesto Pasta
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 303
** Calories from Fat: 80
Choose your Easter dinner main dish from hams, savory lamb, and over 150 more recipes.
Bunny cakes, lamb cakes, chocolate eggs, and carrot cakes to nibble on.
Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!
A simple chicken pasta with pesto and sun-dried tomatoes.
See how to make a healthy, rustic Italian-inspired pasta.
See how to make a simple, flavorful fresh tomato sauce for pasta.