Homemade Pistachio Pesto

Homemade Pistachio Pesto is packed full of delicious flavor with pistachios, basil, and cilantro. This is the perfect accompaniment for salads, sandwiches, and grilled chicken or fish!

Homemade Pistachio Pesto

I love regular pesto made with basil, pine nuts and parmesan cheese. However, the pistachios and cilantro added to make this Pistachio Pesto brings pesto to a whole new level for me! I literally at some of this right off a spoon.

Homemade Pistachio Pesto

I found the original recipe over at Saveur. While I followed their recipe to a T, I found that it was way too thick and causing my ninja processor to work too hard. Hence, I needed to make adjustments (which will be reflected in my recipe)

Homemade Pistachio Pesto

This is so easy to make. Measure out all of your ingredients, put them in a food processor and voila! You have Pistachio Pesto! You can serve this by tossing it into hot pasta, over grilled chicken or fish, in a grilled cheese sandwich (yum!) in a wrap, or in any place you might use any condiment! The freshness of this pesto can’t be beaten. What ways would you enjoy your pesto?

Homemade Pistachio Pesto

Homemade Pistachio Pesto
Yield: 2 cups pesto

Pistachio Pesto

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Homemade Pistachio Pesto is packed full of delicious flavor with pistachios, basil, and cilantro. This is the perfect accompaniment for salads, sandwiches, and grilled chicken or fish!

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups fresh basil, packed
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, packed
  • 3 large garlic cloves
  • 1 cup dry roasted, unsalted pistachios
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1-1/4 cup olive oil

Instructions

  1. In food processor, add basil, cilantro, garlic, pistachios, lemon zest and juice, parmesan cheese. Pulse a 5-6 times, Gradually add olive oil and process until smooth.

Nutrition Information

Yield

32

Serving Size

1 tablespoon

Amount Per Serving Calories 61Total Fat 6gCholesterol 2mgSodium 53mgCarbohydrates 1gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 2g

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About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.

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