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Fresh Herb Pesto

Pistachio Parsley Pesto

This Pistachio Parsley Pesto recipe is a lovely alternative to the normal basil/pine nuts mix. The pistachios give it a lovely, deep, semi-sweetish flavor that paired beautifully with our seared rare lamb chops. It will go equally well tossed with roasted potatoes, pasta, or on grilled steaks.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Sauces, Dressings & Condiments
Cuisine Mediterran
Servings 1 /2 cup
Calories 97 kcal


  • 2 cups fresh Italian parsley leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled
  • cup shelled salted and toasted pistachios the newest of the good for you foods!
  • cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons shredded parmesan cheese
  • ½ lemon juiced
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


  • In a food processor, combine the parsley, garlic, and pistachios. Using on/off pulses, pulse to combine. With the motor running, add the olive oil in a steady stream, process until the mixture is the consistency of grainy mustard. Add the cheese, pulse to combine. Remove to a bowl, add the lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste. (If the pesto seems too thick, thin with a bit of water).


Serving: 1gSodium: 88mgFiber: 1gCholesterol: 2mgCalories: 97kcalPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gFat: 10gProtein: 1gCarbohydrates: 2g
Keyword different pesto, heart healthy, parsley pesto, pistachio pesto
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