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! ©2018, Mint Pesto Romantic Table Style
Preparation time: 15 minutes
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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

Preparation Directions.

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.

Wine and Food Pairing and Serving Suggestions.

Serve with lamb, seafood, vegetables, sandwiches, or anything else that needs a little kick and a fresh accent.

A tip from Sue!

Stoves and Ovens

If you’re fortunate enough to be able to choose your major appliances, I recommend a gas stove-top and an electric oven.

A gas stove-top is much more versatile than an electric one because it has infinite heat options.

An electric oven is better than gas because it has more even temperatures for baking and heating.