Pistachio Pesto Sauce

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by jennifer in new jer

This recipe comes from "Sauces for Pasta" by Kristie Trabant and Andrea Chesman. It is an interesting variation on the classic pesto which is made with pine nuts or walnuts.

Top Review by Rita1652

This is good I do like it thicker as in recipe #110688 using more nuts! No need to thin it down with the pasta water. Thanks for a delish recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. combine basil, garlic, cheese and pistachios in a food processor or blender.
  2. process to mix.
  3. with the machine running, slowly add the olive oil.
  4. season with salt and pepper and process to the desired consistency.
  5. let stand for 5 minutes.
  6. to serve, thin the pesto with a few tablespoons of hot pasta cooking water and toss with hot fettuccine or linguine.

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