Close up of Pistachio Pesto in a bowl with a spoon

Vegan Pistachio Pesto

Vegan Pistachio Pesto is a tasty twist to a traditional pesto. It's completely plant-based, and is packed with over-the top flavor. You need this in your life!
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Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Fresh Basil, Garlic, Olive Oil, Pasta Sauce, Pesto, Pistachios, Plant-based, Vegan
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 202kcal
Author: Teri
Cost: $5


  • 2 cups fresh basil
  • cup pistachios shelled
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Add all ingredients, except salt and pepper, to a food processor and blend to desired consistency. 
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.


Mix with hot pasta, use as a spread for sandwiches, or use as a dip for bread.


Serving: 0g | Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 100mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 450IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg