Pistachio Pesto Submitted by Sharni Coster - Competition Entry

Looking for a different spin on the traditional pesto recipe? Then look no further than this creation that is vegan friendly and pine nut free! So easy to make in your Vitamix!


  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup shelled pistachios
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil


  1. Put all the ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure the lid.
  2. Select speed 1, turn the machine on and quickly increase to speed 3.
  3. Use the tamper to effectively press the ingredients into the blades whilst processing.
  4. Blend for 10-20 seconds or until desired consistency is reached.
  5. Stop the machine and serve.


  • Eat as a dip, add to pasta, or as a spread on sandwiches.
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