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Fall Cooking with Pistachios

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

healthy fall snacks with pistachios

Photo Credit: Home.Made.Interest

Pistachios are a great source of healthy fats, fiber, protein, antioxidants and various nutrients, including vitamin B6 and potassium. Their health benefits may include a healthier gut, lower cholesterol and blood sugar, in addition to promoting weight loss and eye and blood vessel health. What’s more, they’re delicious and versatile. For most people, including pistachios in the diet is a great way to improve overall health.

Looking for ways to incorporate more pistachios into your diet? Try adding them to your recipes. Here are some great fall-themed recipes to try:

  1. A great starter recipe is a Dried Fruit & Pistachio Baked Brie. It’s a beautiful start to any meal and so easy to make. Pair it with your favorite crackers and everyone will gobble it up.
  2. For a salad, consider a Black Rice, Goats Cheese, Maple Roasted, Pumpkin/Pistachio Salad. Another attractive dish that is sure to receive rave reviews. This dish can serve as a side or a starter salad.
  3. For a soup dish, this Pumpkin Soup with Toasted Pistachios recipe will be delicious on a cool day. It contains all the flavors of fall and will warm you inside out.
  4. Brussel Sprouts are a great fall vegetable, add some pistachios to them and you have a crunchy, earthy and yummy side dish. Try this Brussel Sprouts with Pistachios recipe.
  5. Another fantastic fall vegetable is Acorn Squash. This dish has a wow factor to it, Acorn Squash with Quinoa and Pistachios. It is an amazing vegetarian entrée or a perfect side dish.
  6. Salmon and Pistachios – both are so good for you and together, you can’t go wrong. This Pan Seared Pistachio Herb Salmon is so good you’ll forget you are trying to be healthy.
  7. Finish it all up with a spectacular dessert. This Cranberry, Pistachio and Orange Chocolate Tart will be sure to please everyone at the table. It’s stunning and oh so good.

Make sure to order your farm-fresh pistachio kernels ahead of time, so you have them on hand when you need them. You can find all these dishes and many more pistachio recipes on the Heart of the Desert Pinterest page. Happy Cooking!

Heart of the Desert is a working pistachio ranch and vineyard with four retail establishments in New Mexico. They are best known for their farm fresh pistachios and Award-Winning New Mexico wines. Each store offers wine and pistachio tastings. They offer worldwide shipping and produce attractive gourmet baskets that make great corporate and family gifts. The main store, on the ranch in Alamogordo, offers farm tours that showcases how pistachios are grown and processed as well as a stunning Tuscany themed patio that overlooks the groves and is available for weddings, private parties or enjoying a relaxing glass of wine.