Pistachio Pesto

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Rita1652

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.

Top Review by Sandi From CA

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!

Ingredients Nutrition


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

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