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Get Crackin': 10 Ways to Enjoy Pistachios

Did you know that tree nuts are amazing for your health? Though once considered as a high-fat, diet no-no, recent data shows that they support weight management AND can lower health risks. Pistachios specifically are an excellent source of vitamin B6, manganese, copper, and fiber — all  important for the body. And lucky for me, pistachios are my favorite type of nut. If they’re in front of me I’m going to eat  them. It’s that simple. They’re SO good. I love everything about them except their price. Yet when used in recipes they only call for a small amount so you can have your nut and eat it too. Are you ready to get crackin’? We’ve put together 10 tasty recipes that include pistachios and you can find them all after the jump.

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  • Fruit with Lemon Pistachio Syrup 1 of 10
    Fruit with Lemon Pistachio Syrup
    How refreshing does this fruit salad look? It's bright, beautiful and ready for spring. It's topped with a lemon pistachio syrup that takes just 15 minutes to whip up.
    Make fruit with lemon pistachio syrup
  • Spiced Pistachios 2 of 10
    Spiced Pistachios
    Looking for the perfect snack? These are simple to make and have an amazing flavor combination of chipotle and cinnamon. Sweet heat as I like to call it.
    Make spiced pistachios
  • Pistachio Cake 3 of 10
    Pistachio Cake
    Just 3/4 cup pistachios are all you need for this easy and elegant cake that everyone, including the kids, will love.
    Make pistachio cake
  • Spring Green Fruit Salad with Pistachios 4 of 10
    Spring Green Fruit Salad with Pistachios
    This fruit salad is perfect for a sunny spring afternoon snack or weekend brunch side dish. It's filled with Fruit, nuts and diced avocado.
    Make spring green fruit salad
  • Roasted Spiced Pistachios 5 of 10
    Roasted Spiced Pistachios
    These roasted, salted pistachios are spiced up with some sweet heat and roasted for a second time making them completely irresistible.
    Make roasted spiced pistachios
  • 5 Spice Pork with Couscous 6 of 10
    5 Spice Pork with Couscous
    If you're looking to spice up a week night meal, try these flavorful 5 spice pork filets served with couscous.
    Make 5 spiced pork with couscous
  • Bombay Sloppy Joes 7 of 10
    Bombay Sloppy Joes
    Looking to add more Indian flavor into your menu? Try these Bombay Sloopy Joes from Aarti Party.
    Make Bombay sloppy joes
  • Pistachio and Meyer Lemon Biscotti 8 of 10
    Pistachio and Meyer Lemon Biscotti
    Pistachio and Meyer were meant for each other. They bring texture and flavor to these crunchy biscotti. Now all you need is something to dunk them in.
    Get the recipe from bell'alimento
  • Pasta with Ricotta and Pistachios 9 of 10
    Pasta with Ricotta and Pistachios
    This creamy dreamy pasta is big on flavor and crunch. It's a cinch to whip up making it perfect for lunch or a light dinner.
    Get the recipe from bell'alimento
  • Pistachio Gelato 10 of 10
    Pistachio Gelato
    Pistachio gelato is one of my favorite gelato flavors. I'm sure once you taste it, it will one of yours too!
    Get the recipe from Browned Eyed Baker

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