I was inspired by Satya's pesto pasta to make this dish. I did not use parsley, as I don't like it and used all cilantro.
I used 3 medium green chillies for this pesto, which was on the spicy side for me. I just loved the taste of it and the pesto can be used for pasta, rice dish,sandwich spread, as a dip with crackers etc..
- 1/3 cup pistachios
- 1 cup cilantro leaves and stem
- 3 green chillies
- 1 clove of garlic
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- salt to taste
- In a blender, pulse the pistachios, cilantro, gralic, chillies and salt till combied and minced.
- Add the olive oil slowly and grind to a smooth or coarse paste according to your taste.
Cilantro pistachio pesto pasta
Cook some elbow pasta.
reserve some pasta water. Take 2 tbsp of pesto and whisk it with the pasta water in the pan. Add the drained pasta and toss. I threw in some cherry tomato just for some color.