Mint Pesto Pasta

Mint Pesto Pasta


"A variation of a great Italian dish given to me by a friend."


20 m servings 303 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 303 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 8.9 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 45.8g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 10.9 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 3 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 41 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Place linguini in the pot, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente. Drain, reserving 1 1/2 tablespoons water.
  2. In a blender or food processor, blend the reserved water, tomatoes, basil, mint, garlic, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, ricotta cheese, olive oil, salt, and pepper until smooth. Toss with the cooked pasta to serve.
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  1. 30 Ratings


This was the best pesto recipe I've seen so far. I went to my local farmer's market to buy the freshest organic ingredients, and followed the recipe precisely. My family loved it. I will most de...

This was good, quite similar to regular pesto. I left the chopped tomatoes out of the food processor and just stirred them into the pesto before serving. I would make this again.

Pesto sure has come a long way from the usual suspects of basil, pine nuts and Parm; now pestos are made from a myriad of ingredients ... and I'm not complaining. While basil itself is so summe...

Really tasty, esp. after we heated it up again and added (plain) chicken breast chunks. I didn't seed the tomatoes, all I could find was dry mint leaves and I also added more ricotta and a lot m...

I would recommend making this only with homegrown tomatoes, as it needs the extra flavour. Like another reviewer, I also didn't add the chopped tomatoes to the pesto in the food processor and i...

I like that it was creamy, however I didn't have any ricotta so I just used cream cheese. I think adding some fresh salmon and peas would be good. I will try this next time.

I followed this recipe exactly but added pork chops and served with garlic bread. I made the sauce a few hours before hand to let the flavours blend, annd I put the sauce over the linguinie in a...

This was really good! It didn't note the size of tomatoes though. I only needed 3 large tomatoes.

My first time making fresh pesto- loved using fresh herbs. Also used homegrown tomatoes. I liked it the most, probably because I got to enjoy the scents as I made it. My husband said it was just...