Scallion and Mint Pesto

by Christine Lusita | | Recipes

Scallion and Mint pesto is a delicious Italian favorite sauce. This is my healthy version of this Italian delight with basil, olive oil, almonds and garlic.

Makes 1 cup

  • 1⁄2 c. toasted almonds
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • A dozen scallions, white and light green
  • parts only, roughly chopped
  • 1⁄2 c. fresh basil leaves, packed
  • 1⁄3 c. fresh mint leaves
  • 1⁄3 c. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1⁄3 c. water
  • 2 tsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 11⁄2 tsp. kosher salt

Purée everything in a blender or food pro- cessor until smooth.

Serve with cooked brown rice pasta or zucchini noodles (good for 1.5 lbs.) and with shrimp, chicken, turkey, beef, or pork.

You can also toss with 1 lb. of roasted or steamed beets for a healthy salad.

This is an excerpt from The Right Fit Formula