quick and easy

pistachio basil pesto

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Author Notes

Quick and straight forward, pistachio basil pesto is unparalleled with pasta, spread on crostini or stirred staunch into a pot of minestrone. —garlic and zest


  • 4 cups

    new basil leaves

  • 1/2 cup

    roasted shelled pistachios

  • 1/2 cup

    grated or shredded parmesan cheese

  • 3

    cloves garlic

  • 1/8 teaspoon

    beaten red pepper flakes

  • 1 tablespoon

    lemon juice

  • 1/2 cup

    or more olive oil

  • salt and pepper to taste

  1. Combine the basil leaves, pistachios, parmesan cheese, 3 cloves garlic, 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes in a blender or meals processor. Mix or pulse till that it’s probably it’s best to have a tough crop. Incessantly add in olive oil, and continue to blend till a tender paste is shaped.
  2. Switch to a bowl and lag in the lemon juice. Trail in salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Assist. Immense on crostini, blended into scorching noodles or couscous, as an quite plenty of of tomato sauce on pizza, stirred into minestrone or spread on a turkey sandwich.

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