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Pistachio Pesto

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 15 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 32 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 4 ingredients

Pesto is so delicious and can be made with a numerous combination of greens and nuts. This Pistachio Pesto utilizes pistachios and basil leaves. It’s just as delicious as traditional pesto, but as pistachios...


  • 1 ½ cups pistachios, toasted
  • 2 cups packed basil leaves, washed
  • ¾ cups extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt to taste

Nutrition Facts


67 cals


7 g

Saturated Fat

1 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

1 g

Monounsaturated Fat

5 g


1 g


0 g


0 g


1 g


24 mg


  1. In food processor, pulse pistachios until you get a mixture of fine meal with some small pieces remaining.
  2. Add in all the basil leaves and process until well chopped.
  3. Slowly add the oil and puree until smooth.
  4. Season with salt to taste.  Serve on top of chicken or roasted veggies, or toss with pasta for a quick meal.

Chef Tips

This recipe makes about 2 cups.

Registered Dietitian Approved

All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our Registered Dietitian Kate Ueland, MS, RD, CSO, a board-certified specialist in oncology nutrition, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and follows the guidelines set by the  Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice, 2nd Ed.,  published by the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, a professional interest group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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