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Pistachio-Basil Spread

Yields20 ServingsPrep Time5 mins

It’s a high claim but…you can never go wrong with pesto.  This exceptionally flavorful version uses pistachios instead of pine nuts and tastes incredible with crackers as an appetizer, tossed together with pasta, spread on sandwiches and burgers, and even between layers of lasagnas or casseroles.

 2 cloves garlic
 1 unsalted pistachios, shelled
 1 fresh basil
 1 fresh lemon juice
 ¼ salt
 ¼ extra virgin olive oil

Except for the olive oil, add all of the ingredients (garlic, pistachios, basil, lemon juice and salt) to a food processor.


Pulse until nuts are finely chopped.


Add the olive oil gradually through food chute.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 2 tbsp

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 94
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g13%

Saturated Fat 1g5%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 59mg3%
Total Carbohydrate 4g2%

Sugars 1g
Protein 3g6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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