A Mediterranean twist on this simple recipe with basil, pistachio and oregano makes this sauce the perfect complement for a variety of meals.
I’ve made it a goal this year to making more sauce recipes to go with my dinners. Sauces really can put a simple recipe over the top. And the best thing is, you can make it ahead of time and freeze and then just use when you need it. But I’m not going to lie, this creamy basil sauce might not last long enough for you to freeze.
To me this sauce is the definition of Mediterranean, well except for the jalapeño, but that little kick of heat works perfectly with the basil, oregano and pistachios. Yes I know pistachios can be a bit pricey, but they are just so good! I get mine already shelled from Costco. So if you are looking for a quick and easy sauce recipe that can go with a ton of different meals, this one is for you. Oh and I might be sharing a recipe soon that specifically uses this basil pistachio sauce. Enjoy!
What Ingredients are in this Basil Pistachio Sauce Recipe?
- Produce – fresh basil, fresh oregano, garlic, jalapeño, lemon
- Kosher salt
What Can I Use this Basil Sauce for?
I’ve mentioned before, sauces are very important to take meals to the next level. What makes this one so great, is it can work with a variety of recipes, but especially Mediterranean. As far as dishes on this site, it’s great with Greek chicken lettuce wraps or even Greek falafel naan sandwiches. And with a hint of heat with jalapeño, it could be a perfect complement to a Mexican-style veggie burger like green chili veggie burgers. It is very versatile.
Other Sauce Recipes:
Basil Pistachio Sauce
- 1 cup fresh basil
- 1/2 cup roasted pistachios
- 1 tbsp fresh oregano, chopped
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 jalapeño, halved and seeds removed
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1/4 tsp kosher salt
- 1/4 cup water
- Add all of the ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend until combined. Add extra water 1 tbsp at a time if sauce needs to be thinned. Taste and add more salt if needed.