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    Pistachio Pesto

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    15 mins

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    Rita~'s Note:

    This is a slight change from the original pesto. Lemon zest keeps it lively. Pistachio's keeps it a little cheaper then pine nuts. If you don't like cilantro use all basil. I myself love cilantro. Serve over hot pasta, dollop of pesto in vegetable or chicken soup, use pesto instead of your favorite spread on your sandwich, top a pizza with it and spread some on salmon or chicken then bake.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Put all of the ingredients in the food processor or blender and puree until smooth.
    2. 2
      Start with 1/4 cup oil adding more if you need.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 28, 2007

      55

      Oh Rita, I had no idea this combination could be so good! I used some on paninis and froze the rest into a mini muffin tray resulting in the photo I submitted. Excellent flavor and a great variation on the usual pesto. Thanks!

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    • on September 03, 2005

      55

      One of the best pestos I have ever made, I really recommend this! I used all basil and also added a little lemon juice for that tiny extra kick for our tastes. The pistachios were wonderful once I forcibly explained to my husband that he wasn't allowed to eat them out of my measuring cup! Really delicious, I think I like this even better than the traditional pesto - thanks Rita!

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    • on December 04, 2014

      55

      Crazy good. We could not stop eating it. Double the recipe if you can.

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    Nutritional Facts for Pistachio Pesto

    Serving Size: 1 (70 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 325.7
     
    Calories from Fat 264
    81%
    Total Fat 29.3 g
    45%
    Saturated Fat 4.6 g
    23%
    Cholesterol 5.5 mg
    1%
    Sodium 97.9 mg
    4%
    Total Carbohydrate 9.7 g
    3%
    Dietary Fiber 3.5 g
    14%
    Sugars 2.5 g
    10%
    Protein 9.2 g
    18%

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