Mint Pesto

A delicious 30-minute pasta dish that’s filled with a wonderful mix of refreshing flavours. Packed with mint, pistachios, cottage cheese, garlic and lemon, this distinctive sauce has a really refreshing nutty bite.

  • Author: Jessica
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 4-5 1x


  • 1 (12 ounce) package pasta
  • 3/4 cup fresh mint
  • 1/2 cup pistachios, shelled
  • 1/4 cup low fat cottage cheese
  • 1 clove garlic, quartered
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tomato, chopped (optional)


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Reserve 1/4 cup of pasta water. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a small pan, sauté garlic for 1 to 2 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  3. In a food processor, combine mint, pistachios, cottage cheese, pasta water, garlic and lemon juice. Process until well combined.
  4. Transfer cooked pasta to serving bowl. Toss with sauce.
  5. To give the pasta a little extra texture and sweetness, top it with diced tomatoes.
  6. Plate and enjoy!