Discovering Fresh Pistachio….

{Weekend Herb Blogging}

Fresh pistachio

I am loving 2011 with all these new food discoveries – fresh chickpeas, green almonds, and now fresh pistachio…

Fresh pistachios are really wonderful things. They are just so pretty!  I have seen their photos before, but their apperance in real life is even more striking. Such color and pattern. Too beautiful to eat perhaps?

Flavourwise the fresh varieties are pretty mild and milky. Peeling the skin and the shell is such an easy task, making the enjoyment even better. Fresh pistachio will make excellent smoothie or nut based milk – if you have access to plenty of them that is.


It must be pistachio season now in Australia since I have come across them in several Middle Eastern grocery stores in the past few weeks. If you happen to see them, don´t hesistate to try. You won´t regret it. I promise.

It is Weekend Herb Blogging time and I´m sending fresh pistachio to this week host – Winnie from Healthy Green Kitchen. For more information about this lovely event, please take a look at Haalo´s Cook almost anything at least once. 


27 Responses to Discovering Fresh Pistachio….

  1. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    They must taste wonderful!

  2. Barbara says:

    Never have had (or even seen) fresh pistachios, Anh! Interesting post. My whole family loves to eat the dried and salted and I love using them in recipes.

  3. shaz says:

    I love them. Did you find the peeling easy? I think the ones I got last time might have been a bit older, they were painful to peel! Have a good weekend.

  4. leaf (the indolent cook) says:

    What colours! So gorgeous.

  5. Johanna GGG says:

    love that photo of the stages of the pistachio – we have lots of middle eastern groceries about so I must keep my eye out for them – though I confess we still have roasted pistachios from a recipe a month or two ago – one of those foods I love but don't eat much

  6. tasteofbeirut says:

    This past summer my daughter and I would eat a whole bowl of these! I also used them in cooking a lot!

  7. La Table De Nana says:

    I have never seen one before you..How pretty indeed!

  8. aneyefordetail says:

    This is new for me…I don't think we EVER have fresh ones in the States. Enjoy; I'm envious!

  9. Jill Colonna says:

    Gosh, your photos of these colourful pistachios are so striking! Beautiful with the dark blue background to really bring out the hints of pink. You are so talented! There's nothing like fresh pistachios and these ones look fabulous – even like jewels!

  10. cookingpractice says:

    I am crazy about pistachio ice cream :)

  11. Ivy says:

    We have lots of pistachios growing in Greece and they are wonderful when they are fresh. Also green almonds which you mention, made me very nostalgic as we had an almond tree just behind our house and we loved to eat them fresh with a pinch of salt. I haven't had them for decades as these are not sold fresh unless you have your own almond trees.

  12. Ana Powell says:

    I have never seen them before.

  13. Monet says:

    I adore pistachios! I can't wait to try some fresh ones. How pretty, indeed. I know I could definitely sill eat them though. Thanks for sharing!

  14. Adrian (Food Rehab) says:

    I luuurve pistachios but I'm allergic to them…damn it! I am lucky not to be affected by peanuts though which is good considering most food products contain it…

  15. Peter G @ Souvlaki For The Soul says:

    How interesting Anh! I've never tried fresh pistachios. Thanks for sharing!

  16. Kulsum@JourneyKitchen says:

    I had fresh almonds but not pistachio and its one of my favorite nuts. Now I want this so bad. The color and pattern is killing me!

  17. Angie Lives to Eat (and Cook)! says:

    I didn't even think you could get fresh pistachios! They do look absolutely gorgeous, love the pinks and greens =)

  18. Little Corner of Mine says:

    How interesting! The fresh one is pinkies in color.

  19. tigerfish says:

    Fresh pistachios have those hues of tainted pink? Wow…interesting!

  20. Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) says:

    I love pistachios too! I'm interested to try this new sort.

  21. Min {Honest Vanilla} says:

    I love pistachios but have definitely not seen in raw before! Love the setting and arragemenet :) You always have a way of making everything pretty

  22. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen says:

    Now I'm dying to know what these taste like! I don't think I ever seen them before.

  23. Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets says:

    Oh wow they're gorgeous! Love the colors, Anh.

  24. Sanjeeta kk says:

    Saw this picture on your FB status, lovely!

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  26. WizzyTheStick says:

    It's next to impossible to find fresh pistachios in my country you are so lucky.

  27. Vivienne says:

    I've never had fresh ones before! when you mentioned pistachio smoothie i think my heart skipped a beat 😉

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