5 pistachio recipes where they’re the star ingredient

When it comes to pistachios, most people think of easy-to-grab snacks. And while pistachios taste great on their own, they also make a delicious complement to a variety of recipes. Thanks to TikTok, there are many different ways to incorporate pistachios into your entrée or dessert. Even brands like Starbucks are jumping on the pistachio bandwagon with the return of its pistachio latte. From dumplings to crème brûlée, these five pistachio recipes will have you going nuts for nuts. 

1. Pistachio, edamame and tofu dumplings

For an alternative take on pistachios, look no further than this recipe. Begin by folding each wonton wrapper around a filling made from blended scorpion pepper seasoned pistachio kernels, edamame, tofu, garlic, chives, soy sauce, ginger, sesame oil and lemongrass. Once you wrap the dumplings, place them in a skillet with oil and cook until the bottoms are golden brown and crispy. Then add some water, and cover the skillet to steam for four to five minutes. Finally, garnish with sesame seeds and chives. Then serve with soy sauce and chili oil. 

2. Pistachio fried feta with lemon and spicy honey


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This pistachio fried feta is a definite crowd-pleaser. The recipe involves feta dipped in beaten eggs and coated with a blend of pistachios, oregano, thyme, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Next, pop the pistachio feta in the fridge before cooking it in a skillet until the pistachios are crispy and golden brown. Once cooked, top the feta with spicy honey, lemon juice and thyme. Pair with toasted pita chips and olives.

3. Vegan pistachio pesto pasta

Add some oomph to your traditional pesto pasta with this pistachio rendition. First, cook the pasta until it’s al dente. Next, mix the pasta in a sauce made from blended pistachios, garlic, nutritional yeast, basil, mint, chili flakes, lime juice, olive oil, salt, pepper and pasta water. Top with pepper and fresh herbs. Bon appétit!

4. Pistachio crème brûlée

Pistachios get fancy in this dessert recipe. Begin by making the custard from a blend of whisked eggs, sugar, pistachio paste and cream. Next, pour the custard into a shallow bowl. Then place the bowl in a baking dish with water. After baking for 40 minutes at 284 degrees Fahrenheit, cover the surface with sugar, and torch it until it caramelizes. Top off with crushed pistachios and enjoy!

5. Pistachio iced latte


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Words cannot express how delicious this iced latte is. This sweet and straightforward recipe involves adding ice to a glass followed by pistachio milk and espresso shots. After some gentle stirring, top the latte with vanilla sweet cream and crumbled pistachios.

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