Homemade Pistachio Paste

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In many of my desserts, I use Homemade Pistachio Paste. It happened when I ran out of store-bought pistachio paste and I needed just a few spoons for the dessert I was making. I made homemade pistachio paste and I always make it for my desserts. This paste is natural, no food coloring was added and it is easy to make. I am sure you will be impressed by how simple and delicious this pistachio paste is.

homemade pistachio paste in the glass jar with silver spoon.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • You can use this paste in desserts, creams, or spread on the toast.
  • Homemade always tastes better than store-bought.
  • I’ve seen many blog posts where they tell you to boil pistachios for 10-15 minutes and then individually remove skin off each pistachio. This will give a bright green color to the paste. I like the natural look of the pistachio paste and do not remove the skin. I use raw pistachios and roast them in the oven before making a paste.

Ingredients note

  • raw pistachios. Shell or no shell pistachios are really up to you. When you roast pistachios in the oven some shells will come off anyway.
  • grapeseed oil or other oil with no flavor or smell.
  • salt. This will give taste to the paste.

How to make this recipe

Preheat the oven to 350oF (180oC). Place pistachios on a baking sheet with parchment paper. Roast pistachios for 10 minutes.

Tip from Marina: Roasting pistachios in the oven will help them release all-natural oils that will help to blend into perfect paste consistency.

raw pistachios on the baking tray.

After 5 minutes in the oven, shake the pistachios and turn the baking sheet around. This will help pistachios to roast evenly and not to burn. Remove the pistachios from the oven, transfer them to another baking sheet, and allow them to cool completely, before making a paste. Pistachios still will be roasting and could burn on the baking sheet after you take them out of the oven. That’s why I recommend to transfer into different baking sheets and let cool.

Put pistachios into a food processor or Thermomix and add salt and grapeseed oil. After that blend on high speed until the pistachios become smooth pistachio paste. This may take a few minutes, depending on your food processor. You can also use Magic Bullet to make paste.

Transfer pistachio paste with the spatula into a glass jar until ready to use.

Recipe FAQs

How to store?

Store Homemade Pistachio Paste in a glass jar for 2-3 weeks in the refrigerator.

Can I freeze Pistachio paste?

Yes, you can freeze pistachio paste for a few months.

homemade pistachio paste in the glass jar.

If you make this Homemade Pistachio Paste, please tag me on social media and make sure to leave a rating down below. I would love to see your creations!

homemade pistachio paste

Homemade Pistachio Paste

Marina
This Homemade Pistachio Paste is natural, no food coloring was added, so easy to make and much better than store-bought.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 2 cups
Calories 1418 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Food processor or Thermomix

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups raw pistachios without the shells
  • 1 tsp grapeseed oil
  • 1 pinch of salt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350oF (180Place pistachios on a baking sheet with parchment paper. Roast pistachios for 10 minutes. 
  • Place pistachios on a baking sheet with parchment paper. Roast pistachios for 10 minutes. 
  • After 5 minutes in the oven, shake pistachios and turn baking sheet around. This will help pistachios to roast evenly and not to burn.
  • Remove the pistachios from the oven, transfer into onother baking sheet and allow them to cool completely, before making paste. Pistachios still will be roasting and could burn on the baking sheet after you take them out the oven. That's why I recommend to trasfer into diffrent baking sheet and let cool. 
  • Put pistachios into food processor or Thermomix and add salt and grapeseed oil.
  • After that blend on high speed until pistachios become into smooth pistachio paste. This may take a few minutes, depending on your food processor. You can also use Magic Bullet to make paste. 
  • Transfer pistachio paste with the spatula into a glass jar untill ready to use.

Notes

Use grapeseed oil other oil with no flavor or smell.
When the oil separates a little and starts collecting at the top, make sure to stir the paste with a spoon or knife before using. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupCalories: 1418kcalCarbohydrates: 68gProtein: 50gFat: 116gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 37gMonounsaturated Fat: 59gSodium: 2mgPotassium: 2522mgFiber: 25gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 1021IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 258mgIron: 10mg
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