Mint-Pistachio Pesto

Summary: I love mint and pistachios, and really, pesto is of the gods. This is great on steak and slathered on bread! I also think it'd be fantastic with grilled peaches! Per reviews on Food52, this is divine on lamb. Lastly, this is just so darn easy- fantastic!

Note: This was the winner of the Your Best Mint contest on Food52


  • 1 cup mint leaves
  • ⅓ cup roasted, salted, shelled pistachios
  • 1 small clove garlic, peeled
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • juice of ¼ 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. Voila!