Wouldn’t it be great if you always have a jar of pesto in the fridge? You can use it any time you want this way. I know pesto is originally made with pine nuts but I wanted to make it with pistachio, which is one of my favorite nuts. Also, I thought it complements that green color better. Talking about the color, I can’t think of pesto without spinach, which gives the best natural green color to what you are making. Pistachio Spinach Basil Pesto is definitely a must try recipe for those who love to try new combinations in their pesto.
Preparing pistachio Spinach Basil Pesto is so easy, so you can just make it even when you are cooking something else. What you need to do is puree everything in your food processor. Fill a jar with it and keep up to a week. Pesto is a versatile food, which is another great thing about it besides that vibrant green color. No food coloring here, just natural spinach. I love my food colorful! Check out my Fresh Mint Ice Cream if you are interested in foods colored without food dye.
This tangy Pistachio Spinach Basil Pesto is one of our favorites and we do love it with chicken wings, beef, chips, sandwiches, pasta or pizza. You can add any additional herb you like in this pesto. You can easily double the recipe if you have a crowd to feed.
- 2 cups spinach
- ½ cup basil
- ½ cup pistachio, toasted
- 4 cloves garlic
- ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
- 4 tablespoons fresh-squeezed lemon juice
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- Throw everything in a food processor and puree until desired thickness.
- Add extra olive oil and lemon juice when needed.