Mint and Sunflower Seed Pesto

28 Jun

Makes about 1 Cup

Mint and Sunflower Seed Pesto

These days, everyone’s a star.  But it takes something special to be dubbed the new “It” pesto. Delicious, market fresh and multi-servable, the Mint and Sunflower Seed Pesto has just what it takes to take the crown.  From potato salad and slaw to chicken and fish, this pesto will likely turn you into the “It” cook of your kitchen!


1 C. fresh mint leaves

¼ C. sunflower seeds

¼ C. grated Parmesan cheese

1 clove garlic

1/3 C. olive oil


Place all dry ingredients into a food processor and pulse.  Slowly add in olive oil and continue to mix until you reach a happy medium between chunky and smooth consistency.

Just you and your honey for a romantic evening?  Quarter the recipe.

FOOD THAT LOVES YOU, TOO:  Mint has many healing properties and is rich in vitamins A and C and essential minerals like iron and zinc. Loaded with powerful antioxidants, mint cleanses the blood and combats certain cancers.

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2 Responses to “Mint and Sunflower Seed Pesto”


  1. Last-Minute Healthy Labor Day Recipes « - September 2, 2011

    […] Peaches and Burrata.  Sweet, savory and creamy–what’s not to love?  Topped with Mint and Sunflower Seed Pesto, you’ll be amazed how quickly it […]

  2. Grilled Peaches and Burrata | | Food I Love YouFood I Love You - June 16, 2012

    […] is, sweet peaches caramelize deliciously on the BBQ.  Paired with creamy Burrata cheese and fresh Mint and Sunflower Seed Pesto, Grilled Peaches and Burrata is a knock-out summer […]

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