A 5-Minute Basil Pistachio Pesto a.k.a. magical green sauce that tastes as if little fairies had been at work in the kitchen and put some pixie dust in it!

5-Minute Basil Pistachio Pesto

A 5-Minute Basil Pistachio Pesto made with 5 simple ingredients. Make pasta night a whole new experience with this vibrant and healthy green pesto recipe.

Course Sauce
Cuisine International
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 354 kcal


  • 2 cups basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup shelled pistachios
  • 1 clove garlic (crushed)
  • salt
  • pepper


  1. Put all ingredients into a food processor and process first on low and then increase speed up until high and process on high for at least 3 minutes.
  2. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Serve!
Nutrition Facts
5-Minute Basil Pistachio Pesto
Amount Per Serving
Calories 354 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Fat 35g54%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 192mg8%
Potassium 154mg4%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 770IU15%
Vitamin C 2.7mg3%
Calcium 171mg17%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.