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15 Sweet and Savory Ways to Add Pistachios to Recipes!

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Pistachios are perfect in every way; nutty, crunchy, a little sweet, and a delicious buttery flavor the works well in so many dishes. The struggle of cracking open that tough little shell is well worth it. When it comes to cooking, pistachios are delicious in both sweet and savory recipes. Check out these Easy and Creative Ways to Use More Pistachios in Your Meals. Here are 15 pistachio recipes to get you started on using this delicious tree nut, courtesy of the Food Monster App!

1. Comforting Coconut Coconut Zoodle Curry
Vegan Comforting Coconut Coconut Zoodle Curry

The winter can be a very trying time to eat raw vegan. This is a Coconut Zoodle Curry is a great dish to eat during the colder months; it’s warming from the inside out. The spices in this recipe are also very healing.

2. Red Lentil Pasta With Basil-Pistachio Pesto
Vegan Red Lentil Pasta With Basil-Pistachio Pesto

This delicious Pasta Dish is made with red lentils!  The fresh pistachio pesto is accented with lemon, red pepper flakes, and smoked paprika in lieu of parmesan cheese. And the tomatoes add pops of vibrant color and bursts of juiciness. With all of these nutritious ingredients together, this simple Mediterranean-style pasta dish is a complete meal in a bowl. Hint: It’s a scrumptious pick for a Meatless Monday!

3. No-Bake Chocolate Raspberry Ganache Tart
Vegan No-Bake Chocolate Raspberry Ganache Tart

Let us introduce probably the easiest and most original of all the no-bake desserts: No Bake Chocolate Raspberry Ganache Tart. Simple, pure, and unadulterated, since it’s not much more than pure chocolate sauce poured into a tart shell! It has a wonderful and healthful crust made from pumpkin seeds, nuts, oats, and dates. Plus, there are no added sugars in this recipe!

4. Moroccan Sweet Potato Salad
Vegan Moroccan Sweet Potato Salad

The words potato salad don’t usually seem to generate a lot of excitement, but this Moroccan Sweet Potato Salad is making our hearts race. The tender chunks of sweet potato are covered in roasted pistachios, chopped cucumbers, fresh tomatoes, a pinch of fresh mint, and then finished with a creamy cashew dressing that has the lemony perfume of Moroccan spices which make this salad truly unique.

5. Pistachio Lime Crunch Bars
Vegan Pistachio Lime Crunch Bars

These Pistachio Lime Crunch Bars are the perfect dessert when you’re craving something unique and full of flavor. They have crunchy almonds, pistachios, soft dates, and fresh lime juice, and it all comes together to make this perfect chewy and absolutely delicious bar.

6. Pistachio Pesto Pasta
Vegan Pistachio Pesto Pasta

Pistachios, spinach, and fresh basil pesto tops this amazing gluten-free Pasta Dish. It’s so easy to make, so it’ll save time on busy weekdays.

7. Syrian Rose Flavored Rice Pudding
Vegan Syrian Rose Flavored Rice Pudding

Syrian Rose Flavored Rice Pudding is a creamy and delicious rice pudding flavored with rose essence. This rice pudding uses just a few simple ingredients but the end result is an absolutely delicious treat. It is a great make-ahead dessert and the leftovers are perfect for breakfast, too.

8. Spiced Carrots With Pistachios
Vegan Spiced Carrots With Pistachios

These Roasted Carrots With Pistachios are a delicious meal and they are incredibly healthy for you. The spice blend provides a depth of flavor that complements the sweetness from the roasted onions and carrots. But it’s the crunch and salt from the pistachios that tie this dish together and makes it truly special.

9. Chickpea and Pistachio Falafel
Vegan Chickpea and Pistachio Falafel

This Chickpea and Pistachio Falafel recipe is so simple to make! The addition of falafels adds some crunch and a delightfully nutty flavor. You’ll have a hard time resisting these fresh out of the oven.

10. Hemp and Pistachio-Crusted Cauliflower Steaks
Vegan Hemp and Pistachio-Crusted Cauliflower Steaks

Cauliflower’s thick and sturdy texture make them the perfect base for Herb and Pistachio-Crusted Steaks. To make a steak with this vegetable, a large cauliflower head simply needs to be halved, and then laid down flat on a pan with some seasoning to roast. These cauliflower steaks also have a crunchy gluten-free “breading” made from hemp seeds and crushed pistachios.

11. Edamame Pistachio Hummus
Vegan Edamame Pistachio Hummus

Plain hummus is pretty great, but what would happen if Pistachios and Edamame were added into the mix? Pure yumminess! Eat this dip with crackers, chips, or veggies, or use as a spread on sandwiches or veggie burgers.

12. Raw Matcha Lime Cheesecake
Vegan Raw Matcha Lime Cheesecake

This Raw Matcha Lime Cheesecake may look impressive, but it’s incredibly easy to make – we won’t tell if you don’t. Its date and pistachio crust is topped with a luxurious matcha and lime cheesecake filling. Garnish with a few limes, if you’re feeling really fancy.

13. Pistachio and Broccoli Pesto Spaghetti
Vegan Pistachio and Broccoli Pesto Spaghetti

The broccoli meshes in well with the protein-rich pistachios in this delicious Pistachio and Broccoli Pesto Spaghetti. It creates a creamy, nutty sauce rich with plant-based nutrients!

14. Thandai: Instant Masala Milk
Vegan Thandai: Instant Masala Milk

Thandai is a cool and refreshing drink made with dried nuts, seeds, and flavorful spices. Make this delicious drink at home with this healthy and clean Instant Thandai Masala Mix!

15. Cacao Coconut Pistachio Bark
Vegan Cacao Coconut Pistachio Bark

This Cacao-Coconut-Pistachio Bark takes just a couple of minutes to make and is the perfect after-dinner cap, hostess gift, addition to granola or vegan yogurt, pre-workout fuel, breakfast, dinner…. really, it’s good all the time.

Check out our post about 21 Sweet and Savory Pistachio Recipes if you can’t get enough of this buttery nut! All of these recipes and more can be found on our Food Monster AppWith over 10,000 recipes right in the palm of your hand, you’ll always have something delicious and new to try. It’s available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. Full of allergy-friendly recipes, subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!

Lead Image Source: Raw Matcha Lime Cheesecake 

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