Pistachio Basil Pesto

by | Apr 8, 2021 | Recipes

Pesto can be made with practically any nut to change up the flavor profile of your dish The olive oil in this pesto is a great source of monounsaturated fatty acids.


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pistachio basil pesto
Course Dressings & Sauces
Servings 10
Cuisine Mediterranean, Mediterranean Diet
Diet Gluten Free, Vegetarian


  • 4 c fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 c roasted and shelled pistachios
  • 1/2 c grated parmesan cheese
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 c olive oil
  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste


  • Combine all ingredients in a food processor. Blend or pulse until pesto reaches your desired consistency.
  • Store in an airtight container.
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