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Recipes that use pistachios or other green foods are always popular, but they really start to shine mid February to April. Or that’s my opinion. I imagine it has a lot to do with holidays like Mardi Gras, St. Patrick’s Day, or Easter. But I also think that by mid February, a lot of people are craving spring. And green is spring’s palette. So sit back and get inspired for spring with 25 delicious recipes that use pistachios.
Breakfast recipes that use pistachios
Most of the time I just have cereal for breakfast. But I want to treat myself to some of these while I sip on my coffee. Are you a donut, muffin, quick bread, or oatmeal type person?
Vegan Orange Pistachio Baked Donuts, Rabbit and Wolves
Quick Coconut Pistachio Banana Bread, My Food Story
Pistachio Cardamom Muffins, Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
Overnight Oats with Figs and Pistachios, Kitchen Sanctuary
Pistachio Green Tea Muffins, Connoisseurus Veg
Side and snack recipes that use pistachios
I was very attracted to snack recipes that I can take with me on hikes. Once the land dries out a a little, I’m sure I’ll be packing some of these in my lunch box.
Pistachio, Cardamom and Strawberry Bliss Balls, Quite Good Food
Pistachio Buffalo Cream, Veggies Don’t Bite
Paleo Sweet Pistachio Bacon, Personally Paleo
Matcha Pistachio Bliss Balls (Gluten-Free), Downshiftology
Honey Baked Brie with Figs and Rosemary, Living Sweet Moments
Main dish and salad recipes that use pistachios
I can usually only think of sweet things to pair pistachios with, probably because I love savory/sweet combos. But there are plenty of things you can do with pistachios that don’t include cookies (or muffins, cakes, and ice cream).
Shaved Asparagus Salad with Ricotta and Pistachios, Platings and Pairings
Roasted Radishes with Pistachio and Radish Green Pesto, Diversivore
Roasted Asparagus Soup with Pistachio Cream, Rhubarbarians
Roasted Butternut Squash, Pistachio, and Brown Butter Risotto with Fried Sage Leaves, Food Nouveau
Pistachio Crusted Salmon, Sweet and Savory Pursuits
Dessert recipes that use pistachios
The main event (not really but REALLY). Pistachios add savory goodness to desserts that bring them to the next level of awesome. And they also make desserts even prettier to look at.
DIY Homemade Pistachio and Pretzel Chocolate Barks, Spices n Flavors
Secretly Spicy Pistachio and Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies, The Live-In Kitchen
Blood Orange Madeleines with Pistachio and Cardamom, Delicious Everyday
Matcha Frosted Sugar Cookies
Pistachio Ice Cream Sandwiches with Thin Mint Cookies
Fresh Mint and Pistachio Ice Cream, Happy Foods
Cauliflower and Chocolate Ice Lollies with Pistachio Dust, Veggie Desserts
Poached Pears in a Chocolate Nutty Tart with Malbec Molasses, The Road to Honey
Turkish Pistachio Baklava, Swanky Recipes
Pistachio Cardamom Pound Cake, The View From Great Island
I hope you feel like spring is just around the corner now. Even if it’s still snowing or raining, spring will be here soon!