Linguine with Parsley and Mint Pesto

Linguine col Pesto alla Menta

Preparation info

  • Serves

    4

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Giuliano Hazan's Thirty Minute Pasta

Giuliano Hazan's Thirty Minute Pasta

By Giuliano Hazan

Published 2009

  • About

A pesto can be anything that is mashed to a pulp with a mortar and pestle. Basil pesto is the best known, but there are several other kinds of pesto that can be used as a pasta sauce. This is a particularly fragrant and refreshing one.

Ingredients

  • 24 sprigs flat-leaf Italian parsley (about ½ cup of loosely packed leaves)
  • 10–12 sprigs fresh mint (about ⅓ cup loosely packed leaves)

Method

  1. Fill a pot for the pasta with about 6 quarts of water, place over high heat, and bring to a boil.
  2. Put the parsley, mint, pine nuts, olive oil and teaspoons salt in a food processor. Pulse until the mixture is smooth.
  3. Add about 2 tablespoons salt to the b