Pistachios are one of the most popular nuts. Everything from their green color to their crunchy texture and fantastic flavor makes them a great fit for many tasty recipes with nuts. If you’re thinking about creative side dishes, homemade cookies, something savory like a pasta dish or a sweet, rich cake, there are lots of pistachio recipes to try out and lots of ways to use pistachios to elevate a wide variety of dishes.
Cranberry Lemon Pistachio Wreath Cookies
This is a recipe for cranberry lemon pistachio cookies that she has been making for many years. They are almost too pretty to eat. The tart lemon taste of the icing has to be my favourite part of these colourful Christmas cookies. Because they’re so good, making these cranberry pistachio wreath cookies is a tradition I’m only too happy to continue!
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Do you like pistachios? Well, who doesn’t! These little nuts are many people’s favourite and they have a wonderful flavour all of their own. Pistachios are actually a member of the cashew family, although the taste and texture are quite different. They are great to use in holiday baking – especially cookies! These vegan gluten free pistachio cookies are going to be a staple Christmas cookie for all your Christmas baking lists.
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Easy Chocolate Pistachio Eclairs
Forget having to drive all the way to the bakery when you can make your own easy chocolate pistachio eclairs at home! This homemade éclair pastry recipe boasts a creamy pistachio pudding filling. Read on to learn how to make eclairs the easy way!
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Air Fryer Pistachio Pudding Coffee Cake
Try this air fryer pistachio pudding coffee cake if you’re looking for new, exciting air fryer recipes. This air fryer cake with pistachio, coconut and almonds is so tasty. This easy-to-make pistachio coffee cake is made with pistachio instant pudding and other simple ingredients. It is like a Watergate cake and would be perfect for a sweet treat or for Christmas, Easter or St Patrick’s Day.
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Cranberry & Pistachio White Chocolate Bark
Cranberry and pistachio white chocolate bark is so festive and it’s perfect for Christmas! It’s like almond bark but with pistachios rather than almonds. This easy holiday treat recipe is so simple to make and if you are like me, a fan of white chocolate, cranberry and pistachio, you’ll love it!
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Detox Quinoa Salad With Turmeric Tahini Dressing
Need help staying on the right track? Make this Detox Quinoa Salad with Turmeric Tahini and eating healthy will be easy. Filled with seasonal greens and topped with a delicious creamy tahini dressing. Clean eating at its best!
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White Chocolate Rocky Road
This White Chocolate Rocky Road recipe is perfect for Christmas and other special occasions. This delicious slice is full of nuts, cranberries, fruit jellies, and marshmallows and has a wonderfully soft and crunchy texture with every mouthful.
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Pistachio Crusted Flank Steak
This pistachio crusted flank steak is topped with a simple peach puree. It’s an easy way to keep dinner healthy yet delicious.
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This pistachio muffins recipe is super easy. They are moist and flavorful. Topped with chopped pistachios makes them perfect for breakfast.
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This is a delicious, melt in your mouth, moist, soft cream cheese pistachio cookies recipe for everyone to enjoy. They are my most requested cookie and so addicting!
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Check out this pistachio pesto with basil recipe that is vegan and utterly delicious. You won’t regret it!
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Pistachio Crusted Lamb Chops
Pistachio crusted lamb chops are topped with a simple red wine cherry sauce and served over creamy parmesan polenta. It’s fancy food made simple.
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Mini Chocolate Cake For Two With Mascarpone
This Mini Chocolate Cake For Two With Mascarpone makes a perfect little dessert for a date night or when you want to indulge in a fancy treat but no willing to spend hours in the kitchen.
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Sliceable Pistachio Cheese
Did you know you can make homemade pistachio cheese in 20 minutes? It will have a beautiful green color, a nutty, cheesy flavor, and a perfectly sliceable texture.
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Pistachio Macarons with White Chocolate Ganache
Make pistachio macarons at home with this recipe. Impress family and friends with decadent meringue cookies filled with white chocolate pistachio ganache!
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Braised Artichokes Recipe
The BEST way to enjoy artichokes is in this simple braised artichoke recipe cooked with whole peeled tomatoes and served with delicious pistachio pesto.
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Seckel Pear & Pistachio Scones
Lovely whole grain gluten-free vegan scones for an elegant winter breakfast or brunch. Seckel pear & pistachio scones are perfect paired with a warm mug of coffee or tea.
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Pistachio Pudding Cookies
Soft, chewy cookies with a subtle pistachio flavor studded with melted white chocolate. These cookies are easy to make and even easier to eat!
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Basil pesto just got a delicious make over! This simple pistachio pesto recipe is herby and rich and perfect to use in so many ways. Simple to make with just a handful of ingredients, it’s ready to enjoy within minutes.
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Pistachio Baklawa and Ashta Croissant
When Pistachio Baklawa and Ashta meet the flakey croissant, the flavors and traditions get together to create the ultimate dessert. Pistachio Baklawa and Ashta Croissant combines the richness of Middle Eastern sweets into the beloved crispy, buttery croissant.
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Aish El Saraya Dessert
The simple syrup-soaked bread and the homemade clotted cream are just a great combination. Aish El Saraya features a layer of soaked toast bread that melts in the mouth, a creamy orange blossom topping, and is garnished with pistachios. A heavenly dessert just like Cranberry Orange Bundt Cake!
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Pistachio Biscotti Dipped In Dark Chocolate
These pistachio biscotti dipped in dark chocolate are the perfect accompaniment for a nice cup of hot coffee! We love making these yummy Italian cookies to share at breakfast, for a midday pick-me-up or as a simple dessert. They also make a wonderful addition to festive holiday season cookie boxes and can make beautiful gifts for friends, neighbors and teachers.
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Pistachio, Feta and Pomegranate Crostini
Need some easy Christmas Appetizer recipes? Then look no further than these colourful Pistachio, Feta and Pomegranate Crostini.
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Pistachio cream is dreamy, pastry cream filling flavored with pistachio. Use it for zeppole di San Giuseppe, inside donuts, in meringues, or simply on its own as dessert!
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Pistachio Puppy Chow
The crispy rice cereal, chopped pistachios, white chocolate, and pistachio flavor make our pistachio puppy chow perfect for snacking, and it is a delicious holiday gift or party treat – but make sure to have napkins on hand because it can be a bit messy to eat!
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Pistachio Energy Balls
Fancy a little healthy sweet treat? These cardamom pistachio energy balls are a perfect mid-afternoon snack, with oats, flax, honey, cardamom and pistachio nuts. Made without dates or dried fruit, they come together in less than 30 minutes for when the munchies hit!
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Pearl Couscous Salad with Grilled Zucchini & Feta Recipe
Looking for a quick & healthy lunch that isn’t your average green salad? You should definitely give this lukewarm pearl couscous salad with grilled zucchini a try! The pistachio bits & pine nuts give the salad a nice crunch, and the overall dish is very moreish. I will absolutely be making this myself for lunch more often from no
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Pistachio Blood Orange & Fennel Salad
Pistachio Blood Orange & Fennel Salad is an easy salad recipe that’s both refreshing and seasonal with citrus ingredients. Blood oranges flavor the citrus vinaigrette and are a bright addition to the pistachios and fennel salad. An easy recipe for a salad that can also be Whole30 with just one simple substitution.
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Honey Roasted Carrots
These are not normal honey roasted carrots. These are honey roasted carrots with spectacular and gourmet topping options that you are going to love!
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Puffed Rice Granola Bars With Curry (No Bake)
These puffed rice granola bars with curry are so flavorful and easy to make, with a perfect combination of sweet and savory flavors! They’re no bake (so no need to turn on that oven) and gluten free, as long as you use gluten free certified oats and brown rice cereal.
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