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Mint, Walnut, and Basil Pesto

Mint, Walnut, and Basil Pesto

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 7 mins
Total Time 12 mins
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 375.8 kcal


  • ½ lb pasta I used rotini
  • ¼ cup walnuts
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 large handfuls of basil
  • 2 large handfuls of mint
  • ¼ cup of shredded parmesan
  • pinch of sea salt


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. When water is boiling, cook pasta until it's al dente. Reserve a mug-full of pasta water before draining.
  • While pasta is cooking, combine walnuts, olive oil, garlic, basil, mint, parmesan, and a pinch of sea salt into a food processor.
  • Pulse on high until everything is mixed well. If the sauce is thick, add a teaspoon of water and pulse again.
  • When the pasta is done, drain and combine with pesto. Add pasta water one teaspoon at a time until sauce is desired consistency.