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Wonderful Pistachios Basil Pesto

It’s always pistachio season! Which means it’s officially time to make a million batches of fresh pistachio pesto. Toss it, scoop it, drizzle it, stir it into everything—we won’t judge.

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Appetizer, Garlic, Pistachios, Lemon Zest, Basil, Parmesan Cheese


  • 1/2 cup Wonderful Pistachios No Shells Roasted & Salted
  • 2 cups basil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • saIt to taste


  1. Add Wonderful Pistachios, basil, garlic, lemon juice, lemon zest, and Parmesan cheese to a food processor. Pulse until nuts are finely chopped.
  2. Stream olive oil through food chute and puree until smooth.
  3. Serve immediately or store in refrigerator up to three days. Can also freeze pesto up to one month.

Quick tip

Spread about 1 teaspoon of Wonderful Pistachios Basil Pesto on slices of toasted whole grain baguette. Top with a slice of fresh mozzarella cheese, a slice of tomato, and a basil leaf.

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  • Serving size: 12g
  • Calories per serving: 45
  • Total Fat 4.5g
  • Saturated Fat .5g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 45mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 1g
  • Dietary Fiber 0g
  • Total Sugars 0g
  • Includes 0g Added Sugars
  • Protein 1g
  • Vitamin D 0mcg
  • Calcium 22mg
  • Iron 0mg
  • Potassium 30mg

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