Mari B.: "I added fresh chopped basil and oregano to this p…" Read More
13Ingredients
390Calories
30Minutes

While still green in color, this recipe for homemade pesto puts a slight twist on the original. Made with fresh chives, scallions, and mint, this green pesto has a unique herb flavor, differentiating it from the traditional basil-based pesto. Red wine vinegar, parmesan, and garlic add robust and savory flavor to this delicious green pesto. Peanuts add a unique crunch. Blended together until creamy and smooth this pesto is best served over a bed of your favorite pasta or used as a spread on your favorite sandwich.

Ingredients

  • spaghetti (to taste)
  • 2 garlic cloves (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons peanuts (shelled)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 10 chive (large, sprigs)
  • 5 chive (small, sprigs)
  • 1 scallion (white part)
  • 1 mint leaf (fresh)
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons hot water
  • salt
  • ground mustard (to taste)
  • grated parmesan (to taste)

Directions

  1. Cook the spaghetti in water, salt, and a drizzle of olive oil.
  2. Heat a little olive oil in a frying pan, and saute the garlic cloves and the peanuts for a few minutes.
  3. In the food processor, add the chives, garlic cloves, peanuts, scallion, mint, vinegar, and the remaining olive oil. Beat to a homogeneous cream. Add 3 tablespoons of hot water while the cream is forming. Season with salt and ground mustard.
  4. Add the cream to spaghetti, sprinkle with cheese and chives.
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NutritionView more

390Calories
Sodium21%DV510mg
Fat43%DV28g
Protein20%DV10g
Carbs8%DV25g
Fiber8%DV2g

PER SERVING *

Calories390Calories from Fat250
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat28g43%
Saturated Fat5g25%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol5mg2%
Sodium510mg21%
Potassium210mg6%
Protein10g20%
Calories from Fat250
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate25g8%
Dietary Fiber2g8%
Sugars2g4%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Reviews(1)

Yummly User
Mari B. 8 Jul 2015
I added fresh chopped basil and oregano to this pasta and served with homemade Italian bread sticks. Before serving, I tossed a few cherry tomatoes on top.