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Homemade Sweet Mint Pesto

Sweet Mint Pesto

We all love savory pestos however this Sweet Mint Pesto mixes it up with the bright flavor of fresh mint and honey. Perfect on fruit or to compliment the salty flavor of cooked meet and cheeses.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword sweet mint pesto
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 (total 1 cup)
Calories 195kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • 5 packed cups fresh Mint Leaves
  • 1/4 cup Pecan Bits or Halves
  • Large pinch of Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 cup Almond Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Honey


  • Place the mint leaves, nuts and salt in the bowl of a food processor. Turn on and drizzle the almond oil through the top of the food processor to pulverize the mint and nuts. Stop to scrap the sides of the bowl.
  • While the processor is running, drizzle the honey through the top and process until the pesto is fairly smooth. Remove and serve. Note: the pesto can 'oxidize' and turn brownish on the surface. A quick stir will expose the earthy green underneath!


Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 25mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 55IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.2mg