One Sunday evening, I was trying to put together a fresh mint sauce for a roast leg of lamb, as shop-bought mint sauce is an absolute no-no, full of sugar and rather tart vinegar. After a bit of experimentation, I came up with this delicious sauce that my son – who actually hates standard mint sauce – couldn’t get enough of.
It is also fabulous as a dressing for new potatoes and peas, giving the right amount of mint and sweetness when you are yearning for a pat of butter. This sauce is best made and eaten as fresh as possible, as the mint leaves will darken after a couple of hours.
Pistachios are powerhouses of wonderful nutrients and are a rich source of potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, zinc and copper, as well as Vitamins, A, B-complex, C, E and K. They also have a high antioxidant content – chemicals which neutralise free-radicals in the body, something highly important in CanSur management.
Makes around 120ml
1 heaped tbs raw organic shelled pistachio nuts
30 g fresh mint leaves
½ tsp raw runny honey (or more to taste)
100 ml organic extra virgin olive oil
2 tbs raw organic cider vinegar
½ tsp pink Himalayan salt
2 tbs boiling water
1 clove organic garlic
1 cup of Healing Intent **
1. In a small blender place the pistachio nuts, mint, olive oil, raw cider vinegar, Himalayan pink salt and garlic. Blitz until you have a rough paste. Don’t over mix it.
2. Pour in the 2 tbs of boiling water with the engine running and immediately stop when added. You don’t want the nuts to be too fine or the sauce will thicken up. By adding the boiling water you emulsify the sauce slightly which will make it paler and more attractive.
3. Once the sauce is cooled, stir in the raw honey and serve.
** Healing Intent: when cooking foods to heal the body it is important to set your intent. The best way to do this is imagine that you are cooking this dish for yourself or for someone you love who is very ill and that this dish is the only thing that will help in their healing. You will find that the way you handle the food will change, and will not only result in a better dish, but you will feel the food actually nourishing your body and spirit.