Homemade Pistachio Paste

Homemade Pistachio Paste

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1.5 cups



Pistachio Paste - a delicious nut butter often forgotten among all the others - But not today! Our recipe is simple, requiring only a few steps. Once made, pistachio paste can be used as a spread or added to a variety of treats! Trust me - you'll be thankful you have this secret weapon in your fridge! 



  1. Start by removing the brown skin from the pistachios - this step is crucial as it gives the paste a vibrant green hue. Bring a pot of water to a boil and add the shell-less pistachios. Turn off the heat and allow the pistachios to sit for 3 minutes. 

  2. While the nuts sit, prepare an "ice bath" to blanch the pistachios. Fill a bowl with water and ice cubes. After the three minutes have passed, use a strainer to remove the nuts from the boiling water and immediately add them to the ice bath. Let the nuts sit in the cold water for 5 minutes.

  3. Remove the blanched pistachios from the water and onto a paper or cloth towel. Gently remove the brown skin by "pinching" each nut. Once removed, add the cleaned pistachios and process for 2 minutes, or until pasty. Add 3 Tablespoons of water and continue processing for an additional minute. Store in a sealed container, in the fridge, for up to 3 weeks.

Posted on December 15, 2020Posted in Spreads & Pastes

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