You are here: Home » Recipes » Pistachio-Basil Pesto Pistachio-Basil Pesto Recipe by RelishKitchen Tested Yield 1 cups Prep 10 mins Cook 0 mins Give pesto a different flavor twist with pistachios. Photography: Mark Boughton / Styling by Teresa Blackburn PrintEmail Ingredients 2 -- garlic cloves1/2 cup shelled pistachios2 cups loosely packed basil1 tablespoon lemon juice1/2 teaspoon salt1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil1/4 cup Parmigiano Reggiano cheese Instructions Place garlic in food processor; pulse until chopped. Add pistachios, basil, lemon juice and salt; pulse until nuts are finely chopped. Add olive oil gradually through food chute and process until well combined. Add cheese and pulse 2 or 3 times.