Mint Pistachio Pesto Dip

July 26, 2010

Mint Pistachio Pesto and organic veggies

Short, second, post for the day. Happy Monday and enjoy the recipe!

Raw Mint Pistachio Pesto Dip (this good lookin’ recipe adapted from Tastebud Tart)

  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves, loosely packed
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup pistachios
  • Juice of 1 lemon (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 2/3 cup olive oil (more or less as needed)
  • freshly cracked pepper

Place the mint, basil, and pistachios in a food processor or blender (blender works great), and process a few times to lightly combine. Add lemon juice, honey, and salt and pulse again until creamy or chunky, or at desired consistency. This will be thick. Slowly add olive oil and keep processing until all is combined. Place pesto into a bowl and add cracked pepper, stir, and serve with veggies.

Fresh beets, golden and red, and parsnips from our weekly organic veggie box

Q’s of the Day (from Cafe Gratitude‘s Daily Questions):
Where are you feeling unseen? I’m feeling a little unseen by myself… that sounds weird but I’m feelin’ a little “in a funk” lately. I’m not sure if it’s that I’m struggling to find myself through all this running and CrossFit I’ve been doing, trying to figure out what I’m destined to do in life, or something else. Anyway, I’m just feeling unseen.

What has been the greatest adventure of your life?That is a TOUGH question. Really, I’ve had a lot of great adventures but I have no idea what the greatest one is. I have finished college, I fully support myself financially, I have run a full marathon, I have lost 50 lbs and became healthy mentally and physically. I have traveled to various European countries, I can talk to people, I can push myself physically, I can do anything I put my mind to. I think that’s pretty good to start with. 😉

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The Rabbit Runner July 27, 2010 at 8:16 AM

mmm pistachio and pesto together as one!!? sounds epic 🙂
.-= The Rabbit Runner´s last blog ..Disappointing Wrap Up =-.

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Melissa July 27, 2010 at 6:40 AM

Yum!! I’ve been craving the pesto lately as I watch my basil plant grow and grow!
Your adventures are fabulous! Losing all the weight..great job!
I hope that you can discover yourself..and I SO know how you feel! Keep doing things you love and it will come and hit you in the face:)
.-= Melissa´s last blog ..Bloob picking and vacation time =-.

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Pure2Raw Twins July 27, 2010 at 1:57 AM

wow this pesto looks great! We love mint so this is right up our alley! I have been through life ‘funk’ before, I go through periods of thinking what am I supposed to do with my life all the time. If you ever need to talk you know where to find us 😉 Sending lots of hugs!
.-= Pure2Raw Twins´s last blog ..All fixed =-.

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Katie July 26, 2010 at 6:57 PM

Did you eat this with raw beets?!?!

I was just thinking “I need a mint pesto recipe”. You read my mind.

I like your answer to the 2nd question – life has been my greatest adventure too. Sorry you are in a funk. I’m here if you need to vent anytime.
.-= Katie´s last blog ..Squash and Ice Cream- but not squash ice cream Because that would be weird =-.

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kelsey@snackingsquirrel.com July 26, 2010 at 4:54 PM

i bet this tastes incredible!! wow pistachio mixed with mint? fabulous!!

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