But basil suggests pesto, and wouldn't purple basil look awesome with pistachios?
It would until you blend it, at which point you remember from third grade that purple and yellow-green are opposite each other on the color wheel.
Sad Purple Pistachio Pesto
Despite its unfortunate appearance, this is actually just my basic pesto recipe, not to be confused with Basil-Kale Pesto, Lemon-Cilantro Pesto, Mouhammesto, or the Cilantro Chutney I've blogged about. Which means it tastes good...
nuts (pistachio, blanched almond, walnut, pine nut), chopped
basil, washed and chopped
InstructionsChop nuts first, then add basil and garlic to mini-food-processor and blend. Add olive oil to get the right consistency, and add salt and lemon juice to taste.