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

Yield: 2 cups pesto

Pistachio Pesto

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!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

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: 61 Total Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 2mg Sodium: 53mg Carbohydrates: 1g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 0g Protein: 2g
Nutrition information calculated using myfitnesspal 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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