Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

Substitute pricey pine nuts with tasty peanuts in this unusual version of pesto.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a food processor (or blender), place the basil and parsley, and process until finely minced.
  2. Add all other ingredients except oil, and process until peanuts are finely chopped.
  3. Through the feed tube, pour in the oil and process until mixture is creamy-smooth.
  4. Keep refrigerated.


Most Helpful

Very special and subtle peanut taste. Great with grilled fish... NB. Caracas, Venezuela.

Nestor Bracho July 06, 2003

This is a good base recipe. Needed a tsp of salt and twice the garlic. Also only needs half cup of oil. Since it makes quite a lot, store the extra in a container with olive oil on top, this will keep the basil from turning brown.

Sarah G. October 19, 2015

It's more amazing with peanuts and it's better homemade then store bought. I have to budget my family meals and have to get creative so this was pretty awsome when everything I had was on hand. Family keeper. Thank you for sharing.

Chesonis July 09, 2014

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