Looking for pistachio recipes? Want the best pistachio cake, or pistachio ice cream? Check out our sweet and savoury recipes below and then take a look at our easy cake recipes and summer salad ideas.
Sweet pistachio recipes
The earthy flavour and distinctive colour of pistachios are shown off in this easy loaf cake, which also benefits from the vibrancy of fresh lime. It keeps really well, too, if you can resist eating it all in one sitting.
Pistachios are joined by fruity pineapple in this ice cream, which only calls for five ingredients. It’s full of sweet and nutty flavours and can be made with or without an ice cream maker.
Chopped pistachios are rolled up inside these clever swirl buns with homemade apricot purée. They’re perfect for a breakfast treat, or with a cup of tea.
This is a summery pistachio cake that also makes the most of in-season strawberries. The sweet nuts are blitzed until fine and incorporated into the sponge to infuse it with their flavour.
It’s a decadent homemade pistachio buttercream that’s sandwiched between these cranberry-studded cookies. A great way to use dried fruit and nuts.
Toasted pistachios are combined with honey and vanilla before being drizzled over griddled fruit in this easy, summery dessert. Garnish with mint leaves and you’ve just created a colourful medley of luscious flavours.
This pistachio meringue recipe comes from Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi and tells you, step-by-step how to create their sought-after feathery meringues. Each is dipped in pistachios to add extra crunch and flavour.
This easy twist on the classic British bakewell tart has a vivid green colour and richness, thanks to the pistachios, which stand in for the traditional almond filling.
Make sure you use pistachios with a good strong colour for this fun stripe cake, to make sure its visual impact is as impressive as its flavour. Chocolate and pistachio is a classic pairing, making this a real crowd-pleasing cake.
These truffles are really simple to make and could be given as an ideal edible gift for friends and family. They’re rolled in chopped pistachios to give them a crunchy and colourful coating.
Get pistachios involved in your carrot cake to really ramp it up. Their nutty flavour and crunchy texture really make this bake stand out – as does the marshmallow topping.
Savoury pistachio recipes
A zingy lime and toasted pistachio salsa really takes this salmon dish to the next level. Don’t forget the Greek yogurt on top!
Here, figs are stuffed with pistachios, cheese and shallots and served with salad and an extra sprinkling of those nuts. A quick but elegant dish that would make a great dinner party starter.
Pistachios are the ideal finishing touch to this fresh and zingy ceviche, adding texture and also a subtle earthy flavour.
Enjoy a taste of Sicily with this divine pasta dish. The pistachios are toasted to enhance their flavour then combined with the shallots and parmesan to make the sauce. Ready in 20 minutes, it’s an easy meal that still feels like a treat.
Here, courgette, peas and artichoke are dressed in a homemade pistachio pesto and finished off with more of the chopped nuts to make for a dish with vibrant green colour.
This hearty salad is vegetarian and easy to make but packed full of different flavours and textures. The chopped pistachios give it great bite, while also lending their sweetness to balance with the subtly bitter kale.
This Moroccan-inspired meatloaf makes use of lots of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean ingredients, such as pistachios, olives and apricots. It’s a great recipe to freeze, either whole or in individual portions.