Pistachio Lime Sauce

Pista Pesto

I had some leftover ground some pistachios from a different recipe, so decided to make a pistachio sauce for one of the Valentine’s day dishes.   I mixed this with ditalini  pasta, but it also tastes good on veggies, toast, and even as a pizza sauce.  Just a note, I used key limes last time to make this- and it came out more limey than using regular limes.

1/2 cup pistachios, peeled and unsalted
5 cloves garlic
1 shallot
2 tbsp lime juice
1 tsp lime zest
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/3 cup olive oil
1 tsp salt (or to taste)
water (optional)


1.  In a food processor, blend the pistachios, garlic, shallot, lime juice, lime zest, parmesan cheese, and black pepper until smooth.  Add the olive oil slowly and continue to blend.

2.  Transfer out of food processor and mix in salt (to taste) and water (to desired thickness).



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