So it’s Pistachio Day and that’s weird for a number of reasons, the first of which is that the complex little nut always makes us think of Stephen Colbert and Miss Piggy. Separately, of course. Although, now that we think of it, a Colbert x Miss Piggy commercial mashup would be amazing. Wonderful Pistachios should get on that ASAP.
But it’s also slightly weird that pistachios have earned themselves a moment of celebration. ‘Course, if lima beans get their own slot on the calendar (tell us you’ve heard of Lima Bean Respect Day!), then the vitamin-rich, heart-healthy pistachio should too, right?
To observe this tasty occasion , we’ve collected some of the most decadent dessert recipes out there (and one pasta dish for good measure). Ahead, six mega-green — and mega-delish — items you’re probably going to want to try right now.
Brittle With Crunchy Pistachio from Italian Chips
Pistachio Pancakes from Peanut Butter and Peppers
Pistachio Macarons from Gourmet by Kat
Pistachio Pasta from Wishes and Dishes
Pistachio and Rosewater Biscotti from Recipes at Random
Pumpkin Pistachio Cranberry Sweet Rolls from Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes