“I received free samples of Wonderful Pistachios mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Wonderful Pistachios and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.”
Do you even pistachio?! Wonderful Pistachios are one of my favorite snacks so I was excited to participate in this Recipe Redux challenge. As a versatile diet staple, I enjoy adding them to salads, substituting them in recipes such as pesto or breading on chicken, and making energy bites or other snacks. I wanted to get a little more creative with pistachios for this contest so I decided to make a creamy pistachio soup. This creamy pistachio soup is full of flavor and can me enjoyed alone or used in recipes calling for cream of celery/mushrooms/chicken soups. It’s thick and packing healthy fat and protein. Creamy pistachio soup is unique in it’s taste and vibrant green color- I enjoyed photographing it as much as I enjoyed eating it.
As I dietitian I am frequently asked about healthy snacks for my clients and one of my personal recommendations is pistachios. The In-Shell Pistachios are known as The Mindful NutTM because they may help you “fool yourself full”
because the leftover shells may provide a visual cue for portions, potentially helping to curb intake. We call this the Pistachio Principle. This is definitely true for me- I often read for a handful of pistachios before dinner if I am hungry. Pistachios are known as The Skinny NutTM because they are one of the lowest calorie and lowest fat snack nuts. Creamy pistachio soup packs in the nutrition with every bite… often when we think of cream based soups we don’t associate them as healthy but this soup is different. It’s vegan and full of antioxidants so dig in!
How do you enjoy pistachios?? Get crackin!