13 Recipes that Prove Pistachios Go with Everything
Crudités with Creamy Pistachio Dip
Salty, creamy, and even a little crunchy, this recipe is the ultimate party snack for when you are looking to go far beyond the average bowl of onion dip.
Kale Salad with Miso and Pistachios
Andrew Zimmern breaks from the standard kale salad by adding pistachios and sesame seeds for rich nuttiness and a bright, vinegary miso dressing.
Warm Seafood Salad with Pistachio and Capers
Monterey Jack Quesadillas with Avocado and Kale-Pistachio Salsa Verde
In this recipe, simple jack cheese quesadillas are prepared with a tangy kale and pistachio salsa. Big pieces of diced avocado are lightly tossed into the salsa to round out the acidity.
Orecchiette with Pistachio Pesto
Maverick New York City chefs Frank Falcinelli and Frank Castronovo are known for making wildly delicious versions of super-simple dishes at their Frankies Spuntino restaurants. This amazing pesto has a key ingredient that makes it stand out: Sicily's famous pistachio nuts, which are sweet, fruity and almost shockingly bright green.
Köfte with Pistachios and Tahini Sauce
These köfte, or Turkish meatballs, are made with beef, lamb, a nice hit of cumin, and pistachios for some nutty flavor and textural variety.
Scallops with Blood Orange, Fennel and Pistachios
This easy and delicious salad features sweet, plump seared sea scallops on a Sicilian-style salad with pistachios, briny green olives and fried capers.
Pistachio-Crusted Rack of Lamb with Pancetta
Something as conventional as rack of lamb would never, ever find its way into Ferran Adria's ultra-experimental kitchen at El Bulli. But in his book Cocinar en Casa, he converts it into an unexpected, wonderful dish that anyone can make. Who else would think to coat a rack of lamb with a pistachio pesto, then wrap it in pancetta to keep it nicely moist and make it even richer as it roasts?
Matcha, Pistachio and Quinoa Bars
These crunchy, gluten-free bars get their brilliant green color from energizing matcha powder. They're great for a road snack, lunchbox treat or as a pick-me-up any time of the day.
Layered Citrus Salad
This elegant and refreshing dessert layers fresh citrus with toasted pistachios and mint.
Brown Butter Pistachio Financiers
Top Chef winner Kristen Kish adds ground pistachios and nutty brown butter to her adorable little cakes, based on a classic French petit four.
Pistachio Ice Cream
This exceptionally creamy ice cream relies on two unexpected ingredients: corn starch (to help thicken it) and cream cheese (to make it scoopable).