Pistachio pesto: a quick recipe that will surprise everyone

ricetta pesto di pistacchi

Pistachio pesto: a quick recipe that will surprise everyone

Olio Farchioni
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It is very tasty and ideal for seasoning first courses, and also perfect on canapés for starters.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Seasoning
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 Persons
Calories 600 kcal


  • Pot
  • Mixer


  • 200 g Unsalted shelled pistachios
  • 50 g Grated Parmesan
  • 100 ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 100 ml Water
  • 5 leaves Basil
  • To taste Salt
  • To taste Pepper


  • Put a pot full of water on the stove.
  • Once water reaches a boil, add  pistachios and let them blanch for about 5 minutes.
  • Drain them and carefully remove any leftover skin.
  • Put pistachios, basil and parmesan in the mixer.
  • Chop everything and season with pepper and salt.
  • Add water and extra virgin olive oil, then restart the mixer for a few seconds.
ricetta pesto di pistacchi
Pesto is an all-Italian specialty that can be prepared in many different ways: today we will discuss the recipe for pistachio pesto. Yummy and creamy, it is an ideal condiment for pasta and a great topping for canapés and bruschetta. Before you get to work, here are some tips to help you out.

You will need prime quality pistachios for your pesto.

This pesto requires only a few ingredients and pistachios are the main one. That’s why they should be of excellent quality.
We recommend pistachios grown in Bronte. They are the best ever, uniquely sweet. Buy them peeled and natural. They should not be roasted or salted. The label should read "Pistacchio Verde di Bronte DOP".
The typical features of the Bronte pistachios are the following:
  • elongated shape,
  • purplish skin with a shade of light green,
  • the seed is emerald green, never yellow.

Pesto requires extra virgin olive oil

The two main components of our recipe are pistachios and oil. The latter should be high-quality, extra virgin olive oil. It will bind all the ingredients, and make the pesto creamy and tasty.
We selected Il Casolare Raw Natural Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, produced with olives which have been grown, harvested and pressed in Italy from organic farming. Its delicate scent and pleasantly fruity taste successfully accompany the flavor of pistachios without covering it.
Mix all ingredients first and then add olive oil slowly, a little at a time, to allow it to blend them and give the right texture to pesto.
Now that you know the ins and outs of the recipe, we wish you good work and, above all, bon appétit!

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