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National Pistachio Day

February 26

When is National Pistachio Day?

National Pistachio Day happens on Monday February 26, 2024.

Celebrate National Pistachio Day With These Delicious Recipes

February 26th is National Pistachio Day and what better way to celebrate than with some delicious recipes featuring everyone’s favorite nut? Pistachios are versatile, nutritious and oh-so-delicious. Let’s explore some of the many ways you can enjoy them in your cooking.

Pistachio Pesto Pasta

If you love a good pesto pasta, why not give it a twist by adding pistachios? This recipe is incredibly easy to make and yields a creamy, flavorful dish that’s sure to be a hit with the whole family. All you need is some cooked spaghetti noodles, garlic, chopped fresh basil leaves, olive oil, salt, pepper, Parmesan cheese and roasted shelled pistachios. Simply blend all of these ingredients together until smooth and then toss it with the cooked spaghetti noodles for an amazing dinner.

Pistachio Crusted Salmon

This delicious dish makes for an elegant dinner any night of the week. To make it simply mix together ground pistachios, Dijon mustard, minced garlic and fresh parsley in a shallow bowl. Place salmon fillets in the mixture to coat both sides evenly. Then heat up a non-stick skillet over medium heat with some butter or vegetable oil before adding your coated salmon fillets. Cook on each side for 3–5 minutes (depending on thickness) until golden brown on the outside and cooked through on the inside. Serve this delicious meal with steamed veggies or rice!

Pistachio Ice Cream

For dessert look no further than one of everyone’s favorite treats, pistachio ice cream! All you need to make this delicious homemade ice cream is heavy cream, condensed milk and powdered pistachios that have been finely ground into a powder using either a food processor or blender. Whip up your heavy cream until stiff peaks form before folding in your condensed milk and powdered pistachios. Transfer your mixture into an airtight container and freeze overnight for delicious homemade ice cream that’s perfect for National Pistachio Day (or any day!).

From pastas to salmon dishes to desserts like ice cream—there are so many recipes out there to help you celebrate National Pistachio Day! Whether you’re looking for something savory or sweet, these recipes are sure to satisfy even the pickiest eaters in your house. So don’t wait another minute; break out those shelled pistachios today and get cooking! Happy National Pistacho Day!

When does National Pistachio Day happen next year?

National Pistachio Day will happen on the following upcoming dates:

  • Wednesday February 26, 2025
  • Thursday February 26, 2026
  • Friday February 26, 2027
  • Saturday February 26, 2028
  • Monday February 26, 2029


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