You are here: Home » Recipes » Pistachio Pesto Pistachio Pesto Recipe by RelishKitchen Tested Yield 4 servings Prep 10 mins Cook 0 mins Pistachios add a different flavor twist to pesto. Photography: Mark Boughton / Styling by Teresa Blackburn PrintEmail Ingredients 2 cloves garlic1/2 cup shelled pistachios2 cups loosely packed basil1 tablespoon lemon juice1/2 teaspoon salt1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil (or enough to make dip creamy)1/4 cup shredded 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.