Pistachio Pairings for Holiday Entertaining

MONDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2014

‘Tis the season for festive fare and no holiday entertaining spread should go without a pop of green! Luckily, our favorite green nut is a perfect snack option for impressing guests in hurry. Did you know that pistachios owe their green, yellow, and purple-red colors to the antioxidants and polyphenols found in the kernels and skins?¹

Pistachios are classy, colorful and pair beautifully with just about anything! So, kick the holiday chaos to the curb and say hello to one (or all!) of these delicious pistachio pairings:

For the early entertainer:

In-shell pistachios + scones + fruit Salad + Prosecco 

In-shell Pistachios and fruit salad pairing

 

For the seriously sweet entertainer:

In-shell pistachios + dark chocolate covered mandarins + Moscato 

In-shell Pistachios and chocolate covered mandarins pairing

 

For the kid-friendly entertainer:

In-shell pistachios + celery + cream cheese + raspberries + milk

In-shell Pistachios ants on a log pairing

1.                U.S. Department of Agriculture. National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 27.