January 18, 2019 · Written by Foodtolive Team

Vegan Pesto with a Pistachio Twist

Indulge in the vibrant flavors of this Vegan Pistachio Pesto. This delightful twist on traditional pesto combines the creamy richness of pistachios with fresh herbs for a truly unique and savory experience. Perfect as a pasta sauce, sandwich spread, or drizzled over roasted vegetables.

Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 5 minutes | Total Time: 10 minutes | Servings: 6


  • 3 cups basil
  • juice of a half medium lemon
  • 1/3 cup pistachios
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

simple vegan pesto ingredients


  1. Combine all ingredients, except the olive oil, in a food processor. Pulse until evenly chopped.
  2. Gradually add the olive oil through the top of the processor and pulse until well combined, with a slightly chunky texture.
  3. Enjoy as a pasta sauce or as a dip!

This recipe slightly adapted from The Whole Cook

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