California Central Coast Recipes
Mint Pesto Romantic Table Style
Our homemade Mint Pesto Romantic Table Style is much more interesting and flavorful than the traditional mint jelly. Made with fresh mint and fresh Italian parsley it's very cooling to the palate. Then we added our ranch-grown walnuts, a little garlic and California Extra virgin Olive oil and of course salt and freshly-cracked black pepper, the flavors meld deliciously -and memorably for so many dishes!
Preparation time: 15 minutesCooking time:
1-1/4 cup Fresh Mint leaves , rinsed, blotted and packed
1/2 cup Italian parsley leaves , rinsed and blotted
1/3 cup Walnuts
2 cloves Garlic , peeled and pressed
1/2 cup Extra virgin Olive oil
1/2 teaspoons Salt
Few grinds freshly Cracked Black peppercorns
1 Place mint, parsley, walnuts, garlic in a food processor. Process until coarsely chopped.
2 With machine running, add olive oil until right thickness.
3 Add in Salt and Cracked black pepper to personal taste.
4 Serve in Pesto compote dish at table.
Serve with lamb, seafood, vegetables, sandwiches, or anything else that needs a little kick and a fresh accent.