Outside my window, the world is a sea of green. They don’t call Seattle the Emerald City for nothing! And inside my kitchen, freshly snipped mint waits for its symphony partners: pistachio and lime. This green trio is perfectly accompanied by–just about anything: drizzled over roasted vegetables; mixed into pasta, rice, or tabouli; plopped on top of potatoes; spread on a sandwich; or, slathered inside an omelet loaded with fresh garden peas.
Emerald City Pesto
- 1 cup mint leaves
- 1/3 cup roasted, salted, shelled pistachios
- 1 small clove garlic, peeled
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- juice of 1/4 lime
Put the mint leaves, pistachios, garlic and salt into a small food processor or into a mortar. Process or crush until coarsely ground. In a steady stream, add the oil and lime juice until the consistency is of your liking. Yep, that’s all there is to it.
Take the road less traveled,
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