Pistachio Pesto

Pistachio Pesto

For this recipe you will need:
2 cups fresh sweet basil leaves
1 cup fresh parsley
¼ cup shelled toasted pistachios
2 garlic cloves
½ teaspoon kosher salt
¼ cup grated Parmesan
¼ cup grated Pecorino Sardo
1 tbsp fresh lemon thyme leaves
1 tbsp fresh oregano leaves
½ cup EVOO

Pistachio Pesto is a pesto sauce in which classic pine nuts are replaced by pistachios.

As for the other ingredients, you can stick with the classic version of a pesto sauce recipe, or express your imagination by adding and removing ingredients.


1. Grind the pistachios and greens in a food processor, then add garlic, kosher salt, olive oil and pulse again to combine.

2. In a large bowl, mix the paste with grated cheeses.

The Pistachio Pesto is ready!

Serve it with hot pasta dishes, sandwiches, etc.

Spaghetti with Pistachio Pesto Fried chicken breast served with pistachio pesto sauce
Spaghetti with Pistachio Pesto 

Fried chicken breast served with pistachio pesto sauce

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