Coriander and mint pesto |Quick and easy dip

Coriander and mint pesto, italian dip made with fresh herbs and walnuts. A delicious dip , for toast, sandwiches and for pizzas and pastas.

Pesto, a italian chutney made by pouding ingredients together, the name pesto means pound/crush. Incidentally that is how our chutney’s/thogayals too were made before we got today’s Mixie/Food processor. Some still have a traditional grinding stone, that is reactangular stone and has a cylindrical pestle to grind the daily spices needed for cooking.

Pesto

The flavor, while grinding chutney in traditional mortar-pestle is incomparable to todays modern tools we have in our kitchen. I do have a small stone mortar-pestle in my kitchen, but would love to have a traditional stone grinder someday.

Coriander and mint pesto is a simple recipe is a simple dump and grind recipe. The pesto is so flavorsome and gets ready in minutes for you to enjoy your toast/pizza or pasta. I m sure both my kiddos would love with their dosa, oh yes, we are typical south-indians and we love our idly/dosa and a different chutney to pair with it.

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Coriander pesto

The Ingredients

  • The herbs, i m using fresh coriander and mint leaves, using half the amount of mint to coriander leaves. Any fresh green herbs can be used.
  • Walnuts, originally pine nuts are used in pesto recipes, even though itis availble in abundance here, it is pricey. So i have replaced them with walnuts, you can also use almonds.
  • Spices, garlic and peppercorns are the only spices used here.
  • Olive oil, a more important ingredient here, we dont use water to grind the pesto, oil adds the neccessary viscosity the dip needs
mint pesto

Coriander & Mint Pesto | Quick and easy dip

Coriander and mint pesto, italian dip made with fresh herbs and walnuts. A delicious dip , for toast, sandwiches and for pizzas and pastas.
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Course: Condiments, Side Dish
Cuisine: International, Italian
Keyword: Coriander recipe, Easy and quick dip, Easy vegan recipe, Green chutney recipe, How to make quick dip, Mint recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Grind time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4

Equipment

  • Blender or Food processor

Ingredients

  • ½ cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1 cup fresh coriander leaves
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • ½ tsp peppercorns
  • ½ tsp salt or to taste
  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tso lime juice

Instructions

  • Take all the ingredients in a food processor, except olive oil and blend smooth. I like my pesto smooth.
  • Once ground, add olive oil at the end and blend once more.
  • Remove the pesto on to a serving bowl. Enjoy this with crunchy veggies, on your toasts, with your pizza and also with your dosa!!!
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