Cooking with Pistachio Oil

Cooking with Pistachio Oil

Pistachio oil is a new addition to our offerings - one that many people have never encountered! So here is a little introduction to one of our new favorites! 


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:

pistachio oil dressing fruit salad

Fruit Salad with Mint and Pistachio Oil Recipe

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.

Pistachio Oil and White Chocolate Biscotti Recipe

Pistachio Yogurt Lemon Cake Recipe

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:

pistachio crusted salmon

Pistachio Crusted Salmon Recipe

peaches with pistachios and ricotta

Peaches with Pistachios, Ricotta, and Honey Recipe

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:

Avocado Toast with Pistachios Recipe 

Whip it! Use it to make a rich pistachio mousse like this one:

Pistachio Oil Mousse Recipe


Learn more about our California Pistachio Oil

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I use pistachio oil with a little salt as a dipping sauce for steak, instead of using A-1 or Worcestershire sauce. If you enjoy steak, this is a revelation. Pistachio oil dramatically enhances the flavor of beef, giving it a rich, juicy, umami, outdoor-grilled flavor. Instead of changing the flavor of the beef, it just makes beef taste much, much better. What an upgrade! Makes a NY Strip taste like Porterhouse. Makes Porterhouse utterly blow your mind. You’ll wish you’d always known to use pistachio oil as a dipping sauce with steak. A real surprise.


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