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 and Pistachio Pesto
- 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
Calories: 20kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 26mgPotassium: 39mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 106IU