Pistachio Mint Pesto Pasta

  • Pistachio mint pesto pasta will make you wonder where it has been all your life and it will be the only pesto you want to make! Less than 30 minutes gets this flavorful pasta dish on your dinner table! #sponsored

    Pistachio mint pesto pasta will make you wonder where it has been all your life and it will be the only pesto you want to make! Less than 30 minutes gets this flavorful pasta dish on your dinner table! #sponsored

    Oh my goodness. I don’t know when October got so busy. I remember back in September when I was looking at my calendar for October, I was so happy that it was so wide open because my September was absolutely packed. Well, I just took a glance at my October schedule and I feel like I’m squeezing every little thing in I can before our little pup comes home with us. This week and next week are absolutely insane as far as scheduling goes. If I showed you my calendar, you would probably have an anxiety attack. In fact, I’m surprised I’m not having an anxiety attack right now just thinking about it. I will admit that I love staying busy but even this hectic schedule of mine is a little too much for me. I have too much on my plate and I don’t know when to stop :)

    With the cookbook coming out next month (yeah, can you believe that? It’s FINALLY almost here. I feel like I’ve been saying this for months), I have so many things leading up to it. I have to keep my lips sealed for a bit but I will be able to share REALLY soon and there are some exciting events that I hope you locals can attend!

    Pistachio mint pesto pasta will make you wonder where it has been all your life and it will be the only pesto you want to make! Less than 30 minutes gets this flavorful pasta dish on your dinner table! #sponsored

    Having a busy lifestyle, DeLallo has become a lifesaver these days. With their authentic Italian ingredients to help me out in the kitchen, I’m able to whip up delicious and healthy homemade meal even with the craziest schedule. Everything DeLallo has on their website are pantry staples I use almost every week in my kitchen. From their organic whole wheat pastas to their tomatoes to their olives to their pasta sauces (which by the way are amazing)…I can whip up anything in no time and that is what I’m all about.

    To make dinnertime easy for us this week, I whipped up this pistachio mint pesto pasta with DeLallo’s organic whole wheat fusilli bucati and threw in their semi-dried cherry tomatoes for extra flavor. They were the perfect addition. I loved that they still had a tangy bite to them but they were still sweet! Also, can I say that I’m not quite sure why I haven’t ever thought to combine pistachios and mint leaves together?! It makes a richly flavored pesto that will cause you to constantly be dipping your spoon into the food processor bowl for a “taste test.”

    Pistachio mint pesto pasta will make you wonder where it has been all your life and it will be the only pesto you want to make! Less than 30 minutes gets this flavorful pasta dish on your dinner table! #sponsored

    Pistachio Mint Pesto Pasta

    Pistachio mint pesto pasta will make you wonder where it has been all your life and it will be the only pesto you want to make! 
    Prep Time: 15 mins
    Cook Time: 15 mins
    Total Time: 30 mins
    Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 2
    Calories: 747kcal
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    Ingredients

    For the pesto

    • 1/2 cup pistachio nutmeat
    • 1 clove garlic
    • 5 mint leaves
    • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1/4-1/2 cup DeLallo extra virgin olive oil

    For the rest of the dish

    • 2 cups DeLallo organic whole wheat fusilli bucati
    • 1: 6.7 ounce jar DeLallo seasoned semi-dried cherry tomatoes, drained
    • Salt and pepper, to taste

    Instructions

    • Bring a large pot of water to a boil and season water with salt. Add pasta and cook according to instructions on the package.
    • In the meantime, in the bowl of a food processor, add pistachios, garlic, mint leaves, and salt. Put on the cover and turn on. Drizzle olive oil through the feed tube until mixture is combined and resembles pesto. Remove mixture and place into a large glass bowl.
    • Once pasta is done cooking, drain and add the hot pasta to the glass bowl, on top of the pistachio pesto mixture. Toss pasta together with the pesto until pasta is coated with the pesto. Add the cherry tomatoes and toss to mix. Season with additional salt and pepper, to taste.
    • Serve warm.

    Notes

    Nutrition Facts
    Pistachio Mint Pesto Pasta
    Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
    Calories 747 Calories from Fat 396
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 44g68%
    Carbohydrates 73g24%
    Fiber 10g40%
    Sugar 12g13%
    Protein 19g38%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. 

    This is a sponsored post with DeLallo. I was compensated for my time but opinions are 100% my own.

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  • [email protected], pleasure, and health says:

    pasta certainly makes dinner so much simpler. i have been relying too much on my slow cooker lately :) cook book almost here…yayyyyyy

  • Jenny Flake says:

    Oh my goodness these flavors!!!! Gimme!

  • Heather Christo says:

    this pesto sounds right up my alley Julie- yum!

  • Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain says:

    Mmmm…..bring on the pasta! And I love this version of pesto!

  • Sarah | Broma Bakery says:

    I loooove cavatappi. And I love pesto. And mint. OK, I love everything in this dish!

  • Tasha @thatssoyummy says:

    This is my kind of pasta

  • Medeja says:

    Mint and pistachio! This pesto and pasta must have tasted amazing!

  • naomi says:

    Whole wheat pasta is something I definitely need to try! Love this whole recipe, so much flavor.

  • Maria says:

    Looks so good I can almost smell it through the computer!

  • Gaby Dalkin says:

    LOVE the addition of pistachio! what a fab dish for a quick dinner

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci) says:

    This pasta looks fab, love the pistachio pesto!

  • Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) says:

    Love everything about this!!!

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