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Coriander & Pistachio Pesto

Coriander and Pistachio pesto

Somehow I like this pesto better. Coriander seems to be less in your face than basil, and if you leave the pistachios coarse enough, there’s a great texture that pine nuts can not provide. Enviably green: a bunch of coriander leaves and young stems blended with two handfuls of pistachios and a clove of garlic and enough olive oil to get a beautiful shine. Not too runny and not too sluggish. Grate your Parmesan, maybe another handful or two, add some more pistachios, blend again but only briefly, adjust your salt and you’re good to go.

11 Responses to “Coriander & Pistachio Pesto”

  1. Merryn says:

    What a great start to the morning; viewing your excellent coriander and pistachio pesto! Last year I saw coriander pesto in the david jones city food delicatessen. I tried to make it but it was not brilliant by any means. Maybe the pistachios will make a difference! Love the idea of superfluous parmesan as well. With so much coriander in the garden, this will be a stoic weekend attempt. See, Fouad all that relaxation is bringing your creative streak to the forefront! Cheers M

  2. Paty M says:

    yum looks utterly delicious & nutritious!

  3. What a nice take on the usual pestos out there…especially that you have used pistachios. I’ve seen similar ones with cashews but I like this more…thanks Fouad.
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  4. I love the idea of the use of pistachios.
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  5. Sounds great, love the photo!
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  6. I like the use of pistachio in this ‘pesto’.

    What other name would you call it?
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  7. I used a pistachio pesto last summer but did not use any coriander in it. I will try your version I am sure it is delish.
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  8. Alisa says:

    It looks delicious. I haven’t tried it with pistachios yet.
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  9. I agree with you about coriander being less strong than basil, but I’m always amazed that heaps of people don’t like coriander, but can have basil… weird?!

  10. I always love coriander over basil, wish I had a blender ;(

  11. Anna says:

    Absolutley delish!

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