Cooking with Pistachio Oil
Pistachio oil is a rich, nutty, emerald-green oil extracted from the Pistachio Nut. Pistachio oil is high in vitamin E and healthy fats – much like avocados! There are countless ways to use it in your cooking:
Dress with it! Pistachio oil makes a wonderful dressing when mixed with a sweet acid (balsamic vinegar, lemon juice and honey, other fruit juices, pomegranate molasses) and complements bitter greens (arugula, endive, watercress, rocket) particularly well. You can also add a neutral oil or mild olive oil to reduce the flavor intensity. It also dresses a fruit salad very nicely like this one:
Bake with it! Replace 1/3 or less of the fat (olive oil, butter, shortening, etc.) in a baked good recipe with pistachio oil for extra rich, nutty flavor.
Brush it! A few minutes before cooking is complete, brush pistachio oil on chicken or oily fish like salmon or trout. Brush peaches or nectarines with pistachio oil before grilling and serve with vanilla ice cream.
Try replacing the olive oil in these recipes with Pistachio Oil:
Drizzle it! Drizzle over steamed or lightly boiled vegetables for an extra burst of flavor and a very healthy dish. Drizzle over pasta with grated parmesan cheese.
Toast it! Drizzle over your avocado toast (especially with pumpernickel bread!), brush on bread and toast for a crispy sandwich or crostini with brie and fig jam.
Try replacing the olive oil in this recipe for Pistachio Oil:
Whip it! Use it to make a rich pistachio mousse like this one: