The pistachio (, Pistacia vera), a member of the cashew family, is a small tree originating from Central Asia and the Middle East. The tree produces seeds that are widely consumed as food.
Pistacia vera often is confused with other species in the genus Pistacia that are also known as pistachio. These other species can be distinguished by their geographic distributions (in the wild) and their seeds which are much smaller and have a soft shell.

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  1. Hemulen

    Recipe Pistachio-Filled Croissants

    Pistachio-Filled Croissants 6-8 pastries | Preparation & baking time 25 min This entry was inspired by e.g. TastyReuben's pistachio and cherry scones, almond paste filled Danish pastries and lemons which I love. Ingredients 240-250 g readymade puff pastry 50 g (60-80 ml) coarsely ground...
  2. Hemulen

    Recipe Eggplant rolls with pistachios

    Eggplant rolls with pistachios Serves 4-5 | Preparation & cooking time 1,5 hours These eggplant rolls are inspired by Georgian eggplant rolls; Nigvziani badrijani, which are filled with a paste made of walnuts, garlic, herbs (like cilantro and fenugreek), vinegar and water and garnished with...
  3. TastyReuben

    Recipe Pizza Rosa

    PIZZA ROSA Makes 6 Servings Ingredients 3 8oz balls of pizza dough, thawed if frozen AP flour, for dusting 6oz freshly grated Parmesan cheese (1-1/2 cups) 1 large red onion, thinly sliced 1 TB chopped rosemary 1/4 cup plus 2 TB unsalted raw pistachios, coarsely chopped EVOO, for drizzling...
  4. caseydog

    Recipe Pistachio Pesto

    Pesto using pistachios instead of pine nuts. 3 cups lightly-packed fresh basil leaves 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano 1/3 cup shelled pistachios 3 cloves garlic Zest of one lemon 1 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly-cracked black pepper 1/2 cup EVOO Put all the dry ingredients...
  5. TastyReuben

    Recipe Pistachio And Cherry Scones

    PISTACHIO AND CHERRY SCONES Makes 12 Ingredients 2 cups AP flour 1/4 cup granulated sugar 2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 1/3 cup cold unsalted butter, cubed 1 cup finely chopped pistachios, lightly toasted 1/2 cup dried cherries, finely chopped 1/2 cup plus 2 TB heavy whipping cream, divided...
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    Pistachio Nuts & Ricotta Cheese Sauce for Pasta-.jpg

  7. MypinchofItaly

    Recipe Pistachio Nuts & Ricotta Cheese Sauce for Pasta

    Serves: 4 | Preparation time: 10 mins | Cooking time: 20 mins Pasta: 380 g Ricotta or fresh cheese: 200 g Pistachio nuts, possibly unsalted: 80 g Pecorino cheese, grated: 2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO): 1 tbsp Salt and pepper: to taste Method Toast pistachio nuts in a warm frying-pan...
  8. Morning Glory

    The CookingBites Recipe Challenge: Pistachio Nuts

    Welcome to the CookingBites Recipe Challenge. The current challenge ingredient is pistachio nuts and flyinglentris is our judge. To enter, all you need to do is post a recipe using pistachio nuts (as a new thread), tag it cookingbites recipe challenge and post a link to it in this thread. The...
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    Savoury Truffles with Fresh Goat Cheese and Pistachio Nuts.jpg

  10. MypinchofItaly

    Recipe Savoury Truffles with Fresh Goat Cheese and Pistachio Nuts

    Serves: 4 to 5 | Preparation time: 20 mins | Cooking time: 0 mins Fresh goat cheese: 100 g Pistachio nuts: 100 g Parmesan, grated: 30 g Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO): 1 tbsp Black pepper: to taste Method Coarsely chop the pistachio nuts and set them aside in a large and shallow bowl. Mix...
  11. medtran49

    Recipe Pistachio Dukkah

    Dukkah is an Egyptian spice and nut blend. You can use hazelnuts, almonds, walnuts, peanuts, macadamia nuts, or a combo, whichever you like, add in things like toasted coconut, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, pine nuts, dried thyme or other spices, chili flakes, etc. It can be used with eggs...
  12. Morning Glory

    How do you remove skin from pistachio nuts?

    I have been googling and the methods vary but most say either boil or soak in boiled water for a few mintes and then sort of rub off the skins to reveal that glorious green. Do you have any tips or tricks?
  13. epicuric

    Recipe Pomegranate Possets with lemon and pistachio biscotti

    Pomegranate possets with lemon and pistachio biscotti Serves 4-6 Ingredients Posset 180ml pomegranate juice 600ml double cream 135g caster sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract Zest of ½ lemon Biscotti 250g plain flour 1 tbsp baking powder 250g caster sugar 110g pistachios Zest of ½ lemon 2 eggs 1...
  14. Sandra

    Recipe Spelt spaghetti with celery and pistachios pesto

    Ingredients: 280 g spelt spaghetti (for 4 persons) the central part of celery 60 g pistachios not salted 2 or 3 leaves of fresh basil 1 poor table spoon of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese lemon juice and organic lemon peel EVOO Salt Method: Chop the celery (leaves included) with a food processor...
  15. Dados1950

    Recipe A lamb tagine with dates, almonds and pistachios

    Ingredients: 2-3 tbsp. olive oil and a pat of butter 2 onions-finely chopped 1-2 tsp ground turmeric 2 tsps. ground cinnamon 2-2 ½ lbs. lamb stew meats (cubes) 8 oz. ready to eat pitted figs (if can’t find pitted-very easy to remove pits yourself) 1 tbsp. honey 2-3 tbsps. slivered almonds 2...
  16. Morning Glory

    Recipe Saffron Semolina with Berries

    Banish all thoughts of lumpy semolina school dinner puddings and transform semolina into a seductive treat. This dish would be good for breakfast but it could be served in smaller portions as a dessert. I think it works hot or cold. If serving cold you may want to add more milk as the semolina...
  17. Zyni


    Pistachios have a really nice flavor and they are great in cakes and breads. It's usually better to use the unsalted ones for baking, but they really add a nice touch to baked goods. I made a pistachio almond cake that was quite delicious. Just add ground pistachios to your favorite white cake...
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