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Bread with Cream Cheese and Pesto

Basil & Pistachio Pesto

  • Author: Michelle Minnaar
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


Can you make pesto with pistachios? Yes! Check out this UK-based pistachio pesto with basil recipe that is vegan and utterly delicious. You won’t regret it!



  • 250ml (1 cup) shelled pistachios, natural and unsalted
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 60g (2oz) basil, washed
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 125ml (1/4 cup) olive oil
  • season to taste


  1. Place all the ingredients in a food processor and blend until desired consistency.
  2. Place in fridge or freeze in portions.

  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Blending
  • Cuisine: Italian

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