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Pistachio and Parsley Pesto

Image depicts pistachio and parsley pesto in a white bowl on a wooden cutting board with a bunch of parsley and a salad with a burger patty on a white bowl in the background.

Add some bright flavor and color to your meals with this easy to make Pistachio and Parsley Pesto.

When I think of pesto, my mind immediately goes to basil pesto with pine nuts which is rich and delicious. But there are other versions of pesto, and I’m having fun experimenting with them. This pesto which is made with pistachios and fresh Italian parsley is a new family favorite.

Image depicts a bunch of Italian Parsley, a white bowl of chicken broth, a white bowl of white wine vinegar, a white bowl of pistachios and bottle of avocado oil on a wooden cutting board.

This recipe is so simple, just get the ingredients and blend. I use an old mini food processor, but you could totally use a standard blender or an immersion blender. I like to make it and then cover the pesto and stick it in the fridge for an hour before serving, so that the flavors have time to combine.

Image depicts pistachio pesto in a mini food processor on a gray counter top with a white dish towel in the background.

The pistachio and parsley pesto recipe is versatile. Do you want it a little thinner? Add some more chicken broth. A little thicker…add more pistachios. You can substitute extra version olive oil for the avocado oil and maybe try a different herb. If you find it too salty, you can get a lower salt version of the pistachios, or just rinse the pistachios and let them dry before you use them.

Image depicts pistachio and parsley pesto in a white bowl on a wooden cutting board with a bunch of parsley and a salad with a burger patty on a white bowl in the background.

Pistachios are a good source of fiber, protein and fat and vitamin B6 as well as many other macronutrients. Pistachios contain a huge amount of antioxidants and there are studies that suggest that pistachios can have a beneficial role in cognitive performance.

Ways to use Pistachio Pesto

  • Use as a spread on meats
  • Hot and cold pasta dishes
  • Use on sandwiches (I put it on my breakfast sandwiches)
  • Pistachio pesto makes a great salad dressing
  • Dip veggies into it
  • On an omelette
  • Spread it on toast

Pistachio and Parsley Pesto

Pistachio and Parsley Pesto

Yield: 1/2 cup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup unshelled, salted pistachios
  • 1 cup packed parsley
  • 1/4 cup white wine or white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil or extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients into a food processor or blender and blend until it is a purée.

Notes

This can be made up to one day ahead, but must remain covered and chilled.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 tablespoon
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 43Total Fat: 3.6gCarbohydrates: 1.6gFiber: 0.6gProtein: 1.2g

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