Pistachio Basil Pesto

Pistachio Basil Pesto


Pistachio Nuts 1/2 cup, unshelled
Parmesan Cheese 2/3 cup, grated
Garlic 3 cloves, chopped
Fresh Basil 8 cups of leaves
Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2/3 cup
Salt 1 teaspoon
Bow Tie Pasta 1 lb.

To begin making this deliciously simple Pistachio Basil Pesto:

Prepare all ingredients.

Basil, nuts, cheese.

(The fresher, the better when it comes to herbs. Grow basil in a window that gets a lot of sun. It’s worth it).

Pistachio Basil Pesto

Preheat oven to 350°.

Toast nuts on a pan for 3 mins.

Toss nuts around, then bake for another 3 mins. (You’ll know when they’re ready because you’ll start to smell the aroma). Let cool.

Add nuts, cheese, garlic to food processor, pulse until ground, 3 mins.

Add basil to food processor. Pulse, then add a bit of oil.

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Repeat pulsing & adding oil until all oil is mixed in and pesto is smooth, about 3 minutes.

Season with salt. Pulse.

Boil salted water for pasta.

Cook pasta according to package directions, drain, then mix in with pesto and enjoy your creation!



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