Pesto di Pistacchio (Pistachio Pesto)

Pesto di Pistacchio (Pistachio Pesto)
The rich flavor of pistachio is balanced with lemon zest in this bright-tasting sauce. Pistachio pesto is rather sweet, making it great with roasted vegetables. See the recipe for Pesto di Pistacchio»Todd Coleman

The rich flavor of pistachio is balanced with lemon zest in this bright-tasting sauce. Pistachio pesto is rather sweet, making it great with roasted vegetables.This recipe first appeared in SAVEUR Issue #140 along with Laura Schenone's story Glorious Pesto.

Pesto di Pistacchio (Pistachio Pesto)
The rich flavor of pistachio is balanced with lemon zest in this bright-tasting sauce. Pistachio pesto is rather sweet, making it great with roasted vegetables.
Yield: makes 1 1/4 Cups

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups packed basil
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup dry-roasted pistachios
  • ½ cups packed cilantro
  • ¼ cups finely grated parmesan
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Process basil, oil, pistachios, cilantro, parmesan, zest, and garlic in a food processor until finely chopped; season with salt and pepper.