Roasted Garlic, Pine Nut and Mint Pesto

Perfect with Lamb


  • 1 bulb of garlic
  • ¾ cup of pinenuts
  • ½ cup chopped fresh fresh mint
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • ¼ cup of grated cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup of olive oil
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • squeeze of lemon juice


  1. Place the garlic bulb in with the roasting pan with your roast lamb and roast for at least 20 minutes.
  2. Remove, and cut roasted garlic bulb in half horizontally and squeeze out the cloves.
  3. Place garlic cloves in a food processor with pine nuts, mint, parsley and grated cheddar cheese. Pulse to mix well.
  4. With the motor running, slowly add olive oil and process to make a smooth paste.
  5. Season to taste with salt, pepper and a squeeze of lemon juice. Serve with delicious roast lamb.