Are you a fan of snacking on nuts but are looking for a healthier alternative? Look no further!
Filled with essential nutrients, Pistachios have been found to significantly lower your risk of heart problems and maintain cholesterol levels. It’s also friendly on your waistline, with each serving containing fewer calories than other nuts.
Our friends at Wonderful Pistachios share three unique pistachio pairings that will elevate that one-of-a-kind taste of pistachios to a whole new level. So, go ahead and take a crack at these crave able combos:
Pistachios + Soy Crisps + Wasabi Peas + Pale Ale Beer (or Iced Green Tea)
Take the savoury-nutty flavour of Pistachios up a notch with the spicy kick of wasabi peas and the salty crunch of rice crackers in this trinity of contrasting flavours and textures. Pair with a crisp, refreshing beer to chill out this uber-hot, uber-cool flavour pairing.
How to serve: Fill a trio of serving bowls with Pistachios, wasabi peas and soy crisps…then, get ready to crack and crunch!
Pistachios + Lime Potato Chips + Watermelon Chunks Sprinkled with Chili-Lime Salt + Margarita or Lime Soda
A pop of colour; a pop of flavour. See how crunchy pistachios pop in Latin flavour combinations as they deliciously mix and mingle with the tart crunch of lime potato chips and the cool taste of refreshing watermelon lightly dusted with chili-lime salt. The spicy-sweet notes make for a can’t-get-enough combination. Accompany with margaritas or lime soda, and your fiesta will be popping in no time.
How to serve: Fill colourful bowls with Wonderful Pistachios, chunks of fresh watermelon sprinkled with Mexican chili-lime salt, and lime potato chips. Try nestling the watermelon serving bowl in ice to keep the melon chilly and the presentation cool!
Pistachios + Cured Olive & Salami Skewer + Salty Popcorn + Shiraz Wine or Pomegranate Juice
The subtle earthiness of pistachios really ignites when paired with its Mediterranean counterparts, popcorn and olive-salami skewers, rounding out this savoury snack trio.
How to serve: Fill two bowls – one with Pistachios and the other with salty popcorn tossed with a splash of extra-virgin olive oil. Skewer oil-cured pitted olives with slices of artisanal salami and serve on a small platter alongside pistachios and popcorn.
Pistachios + Chevre Cheese Balls Rolled in Poppy Seeds + Dried Apricots + Vodka Grapefruit or Pink Lemonade
Your guests will be raving about this pairing, so don’t be surprised to see this flavourful combo at their next party. The creamy texture and buttery flavour of pistachios meld with the subtle goodness of Chevre cheese, an ideal pairing to the sweet dried apricots. The bright, citrusy flavours of the grapefruit beverage offer the perfect pairing to the creamy goat cheese and chewy, tasty apricots.
How to serve: Roll soft Chevre cheese into marble-sized balls then coat in poppy seeds. Fill a bowl with Wonderful Pistachios and place in the centre of a platter surrounded with the cheese balls and apricots.