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

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
Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy but will vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients you use. Please consult with your doctor regarding specific health needs.

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