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Friday, April 5, 2013

Mint and Parsley Pesto

Mint and Parsley Pesto

Looking at mint differently through pesto

The vegetable seller at the market corner is everyone’s favorite seller. Who else in Singapore sells ½ a kg of mint leaves for less than a dollar? Had it not been for this generous man, ordinary folks like us would not have survived the 4.9% inflation rate. Like every auntie there, I picked up huge bunches of mint, parsley and greens to show support for the most popular grocer in Bukit Batok.

The pesto gave such a kick that my daughter declared that it should be  a regular at our dinner table.  It  goes well with almost anything especially with kebabs, tortilla chips and toast.

Ingredients :

1 cup of mint leaves
1 cup of parsley
1 handful of pine nuts
3 cloves of garlic
½ cup of extra virgin olive oil

1 handful of grated parmesan cheese.

Sea salt flakes, black pepper

Method :

In a food processor, pulse mint leaves, parsley, pine nuts, garlic. Add oil and pulse to blend.

Stir in the cheese. Season to taste with sea salt flakes and black pepper.


  1. Wow! That sounds like a good deal... Which Bukit Batok market is that?

  2. I tried pesto before and none of my family like it. Wasted all my pinenuts. Maybe with mint might taste different.

  3. It is at Bukit Batok East Ave 3 the corner veg stall of blk 276, 275

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  5. I like the mint idea and will have to try it when the mint is in season.