The pistachio—beloved for its wonderful color and incredible taste—is one of our favorite nuts here at Southern Living.
Its distinctive flavor lends itself well to any number of incredible recipes, so there is no shortage of ways to get it to the table. Consider starting your day with some pistachios by baking a batch of Cranberry-Pistachio Scones. You'll love the sweetness of the cranberries paired with the crunchy nuttiness of the toasted pistachios. For lunch, maybe you’d like to drizzle a fresh garden salad with some Pistachio Vinaigrette: mix these nuts with some lemon juice, shallots, tarragon, and a few more ingredients for an incredible taste of the season.
Snack on a few handfuls of incredible Spicy Pistachios during the day, but be warned: it may be difficult to limit yourself because these are so good. If you really want to kick the pistachio quotient up a few levels—and impress your dinner guests at the same time—you simply can't go wrong with a Pistachio-Crusted Lamb Rack. For dessert, maybe a slice of Frozen Pistachio Cheesecake, or some Cherry-Pistachio Bark. That's how to spend a day with the great flavors of pistachios. Plan a date now.