Basil, Scallion and Pistachio Pesto

The amazing thing about pesto is the number of Mediterranean Diet recipes there are for such a simple dish!  At Mediterranean Living we have been on quite the pesto kick. Fresh herbs are beginning to proliferate in the garden. Personally, I think they call to be crushed up into a delicious pesto. Pestos are considered a condiment so the possibilities are endless.

Pestos are a popular dish of the Mediterranean Diet, with variations on this dish offered on menus throughout the northern Mediterranean region. Similar to Mediterranean Sofrito, it offers many health benefits by including a variety of healthy superfoods.

Try our Basil, Scallion and Pistachio Pesto atop fresh tomatoes and sliced fresh mozzarella. Stack this delicious combination of foods atop a loaf of crusty sourdough bread for a lovely open-faced sandwich.

I adore this pesto over pasta or with fresh grilled fish, such as tuna or salmon. It is also quite nice served with grilled vegetables and a side of crusty bread or pita.


Interested in more pesto recipes?

Stop by our Mediterranean Diet Recipe Box and explore our other pesto offerings. 

Basil Scallion Pistachio Pesto: Mediterranean Diet Recipe

Basil, Scallion and Pistachio Pesto

Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 8
Calories 20 kcal


  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. scallions, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/8 cup parmesan, shredded
  • 1/8 cup pistachios, toasted and chopped
  • 1/8 tsp  Aleppo pepper (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste


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Calories: 20kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 26mgPotassium: 39mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 106