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Pistachio mint pesto

Recipe Information

Servings 12
Preparation Time 5 Minutes
Cook Time 5 Minutes
Total Time 10 Minutes
Difficulty Easy
Main Ingredient Pistachios
Category Nuts, Fats, & Oils
Meal Lunch; Dinner; Snack
Type Side Dish
Subtype Sauce/Gravy; Condiment
Cuisine American; Italian
Cook Method Saut�ing
Diet Low Calorie; Low Fat; Low Cholesterol; Low Sodium; Heart Healthy; Low Carb; Diabetes Meal Plan; Vegetarian; Gluten Free


  • 1 1/2 cups fresh mint leaves 

  • 1/3 cup unsalted shelled pistachios 

  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed and peeled

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice 

  • 2 tablespoons low-fat plain yogurt 

  • 1/8 teaspoon salt 



  • Chop the first three ingredients (mint leaves through garlic) in a food processor. In a small bowl, mix the olive oil, lemon juice, and yogurt. While the food processor motor continues to run, gradually add the oil mixture. Continue to puree the mixture until a paste forms. Add salt, if desired, and use immediately to season soup or meat.


Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories: 55 cal

  • Total fat: 5g

  • Saturated fat:1g

  • Monounsaturated fat: 3g

  • Cholesterol: 0mg

  • Sodium: 34mg

  • Potassium: 113mg

  • Carbohydrate: 3g

  • Fiber:1g

  • Sugars: 0g

  • Protein: 1g