Pistachio Pesto

If you read weelicious often, you know that I'm crazy for pesto. While it might sound a bit fancy or gourmet, I think it's one of the most kid-friendly foods out there. We use pesto on everything from pasta to chicken to fish or even as a spread on sandwiches. The kids and my husband love it and it's a total lifesaver for me, especially because I can make a batch and keep it in the fridge for up to two weeks.

Packed with protein and vitamins A, C, E, K (and more) from the spinach and pistachios, this is a recipe where you know your family will be getting their recommended daily allowance of a lot of good stuff and enjoying every last bite!


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Pistachio Pesto (Makes 1 Cup - 4 servings)

Prep Time: 0 mins Cook Time: 0 mins

egg free

gluten free


  • 1 Cup Spinach, packed
  • 1/4 Cup Pistachio, shelled, unsalted & toasted
  • 1/4 Cup Parmesan, grated
  • 1/2 Tsp kosher salt
  • 1 Garlic Clove
  • 1/3 Cup olive oil
  • 1 lb Pasta, cooked


1. Place all the ingredients (except for the pasta) in a food processor and puree until smooth.
2. Mix with pasta and serve.
* Pesto can be placed in containers (or even ice cube trays) and frozen for up to 3 months.
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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.