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Pista Pesto: Try This Delicious & Healthy Dip Recipe

With just a few ingredients, you can make a tasty dip.
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We all love to have a delicious dip with our nachos, chips and other food items. A dip instantly enhances the taste of our food. Although dips are tasty but most of them are unhealthy and just add to our body weight.

However, we are here with a delicious dip recipe which is healthy at the same time. This Pista pesto dip recipe by celebrity nutritionist Pooja Makhija is great to team up with your snacks.

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Pooja Makhija posted the recipe with the caption, “Dips are one of my favourite ways to add that extra zing to anytime hunger strikes and when you can make the dip to be such a great source of proteins plus antioxidants than it’s deserves to be happily called beauty elixir!!!”


  • 1 Cup Basil Leaves
  • 4-5 Cloves Of Garlic
  • A Hand Full Off Peeled Pista/Pistachios
  • Olive Oil
  • Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 Cup Spinach
  • Salt Crushed Black Pepper


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  • Add basil leaves, garlic cloves, pistachios, olive oil, nutritional yeast, spinach, salt and black pepper to a blender.
  • Blend all the ingredients well until you get desired consistency. Make sure that it is a bit coarse and thick.
  • Put it in a glass jar. Garnish it with a basil leave and chilli flakes. Chilli flakes will enhance the taste of your dip.
  • Now your pista pesto is ready to be served.


This dip is not only extremely tasty but it is highly nutritional as well as healthy. Here are some of the health benefits of the dip shared by nutritionist Pooja Makhija.

  • It is rich in protein.
  • It is great source of antioxidants.
  • It can be called a beauty elixir as it is great for your skin.

Pistachio Benefits

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Helps In Weight Loss

Pistachios are rich in fibre and fibre reduces your appetite in a healthy manner. Along with this, the healthy fats present in pistachios will keep your calories down.

Lowers Blood Sugar Levels

Another amazing benefit of pistachio is that it is beneficial for people who have type 2 diabetes. They are helpful in regulating blood sugar levels as it is a rich source of phosphorus. Therefore, regular consumption of pistachios can help you to to keep your blood sugar levels in check.

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Heart Health

Pistachios keep your cholestrol levels in check, thus, preventing any heart diseases. It has been found out that most of the heart diseases are due to weight gain. Therefore, pistachio is great for your heart as it controls the calorie count in your body.

Keeps Your Immune System Healthy

Pistachios are rich in vitamin B6 which is important to create red blood cells in the body. Thus, the lymph and the sleen remain safe. Along with this, pistachios helps yourbody to fight numerous infections and viruses. Thus, it is great for your immune system.

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Good For Eyes

Regular consumption of pistachios is good for the eyes as it helps to improve your vision. This is because pistachios are filled with carotenoids which are a good source of lutein and zeaxanthin. These two antioxidants are quite beneficial in improving your eyesight

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