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One nut—a variety of uses

Written by Healthy Living

Pistachios are a great addition to any meal, according to Setton Farms, a California-based grower of pistachios. Heather Bell and Jenny Engel, Setton Farms ambassadors and owners of Spork Foods, have some great ideas for using them in Valentine party dishes:

  1. Pistachios and cranberries are a match made in heaven. Toss with rice, orzo salad, a green salad, or add to a holiday cookie recipe.
  2. Use this versatile nut as an alternative to hummus. Mix a handful of pistachios, garlic, salt, lime juice, cilantro, and a dash of oil in a high-powered blender for a great dip.
  3. Keep them handy while you’re putting the finishing touches on your dinner party. Pistachios are great with any cocktail.
  4. Make a batch of homemade Dukkah, an aromatic Egyptian spice blend. Mix ground pistachios and hazelnuts with sesame seeds, coriander, cumin, and hot chili, if you want a kick. Store in a spice container and use frequently.
Heather Bell and Jenny Engel are vegan chefs.

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