Fresh Garden Pesto

  • Yield: 16 servings


4cups whole basil leaves
1/4cup whole oregano leaves
1/4cup chopped chives or scallions
2tablespoons whole mint leaves
2 garlic cloves, peeled
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded
2tablespoons pine nuts
2tablespoons walnuts
3tablespoons low-fat ricotta cheese
2tablespoons good quality Parmigiano Reggiano or Romano cheese
1/4cup extra-virgin olive oil
Salt, to taste


  1. Puree all ingredients in a food processor fitted with the metal blade or blender for a few moments until smooth, creamy and bright green.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 54
  • Fat 4g
  • Cholesterol 1.4mg
  • Sodium 8mg
  • Carbohydrate 1.2g
  • Fiber .6g
  • Protein 1.5g