Pasta with mint and almond pesto

Pasta Barilla con pesto de menta y almendra

Mint from my garden is growing like crazy. The other day I went to see this coming out from the bottom and sides of the box. There is a lot and it makes me really happy, I think it you noticed it right?

Pasta Barilla con pesto de menta y almendra

I just realized how many  recipes I have with mint !!! OOOOPPPSSS!! Spring rolls, smoothie de kale y piña and now this one. The truth is that this recipe is delicious and I was craving a past dish Pasta Barilla con pesto de menta y almendra

with pesto the day I stopped by Walmart and bought a box of Barilla® pasta for Mother´s Day. I was between buying spaghetti or penne, but there were lots of options. I bought two, penne y spaghetti. I love to use short past for pasta, for salad type pasta dishes, fresh dishes that you can take to a picnic or have them ready in the fridge even a day before you need them.

Pasta Barilla con pesto de menta y almendra

In my mom´s house there is always a jar of home made pesto in the fridge, and it is delicious. Pesto is one of the dishes I do not ask for  in a restaurant, I know for sure that is not gonna be as good as the one I grew up with. So I got used to having one in my fridge as well, I love that it is always ready to prepare in case you are in a hurry or a change of plans occur .
Pasta Barilla con pesto de menta y almendra

This is not the typical pesto, this is a pesto with a  super latin twist, it has parsley, mint, lime, almonds, garlic and….. jalapeño. You could remove the seeds and veins from the jalapeño, you decide how much of a twist you want. Here is the recipe, if you like it please share it.

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Pasta with mint and almond pesto

Pasta con pesto de menta y almendra. Es perfecto para tenerlo en el refrigerador por si algo se ofrece.
10 mins
12 mins
22 mins
6 -8


  • 1 box Barilla® penne
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1 cup parsley tight
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves tightly
  • 1 jalapeño deseeded and deveined
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2-3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Prepare pasta according to package directions .
  • For the pesto , add mint , parsley , almonds , garlic , jalapeno and lime juice to cup food processor . Pulse repeatedly until it is all well integrated.
  • Start the food processor and add the olive oil and salt. Let it run for a few seconds more .
  • Drain the pasta and let cool slightly. Add the pesto and mix well so that everything is well integrated.
  • To serve you can add a little olive oil, salt and freshly ground black pepper .

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