The benefits of pistachio oil for hair was covered in 5 Ways to Get the Benefits of Pistachio Oil for Your Hair.
This article will explore cooking with pistachio oil in more detail. By the way, pistachio oil is one of the recommended natural oils for cooking on the keto diet.
Pistachio oil is cold-pressed from the pistachio nut native to Asia and the Middle East.
Pistachio oil has an intense nutty flavor with a vivid green color. Due to its intense taste, it works best as a flavoring to dishes.
Health Benefits of Pistachio Oil
- Pistachio oil is rich in vitamin E – promotes healthy skin, cell renewal, and cell regeneration.
- Pistachio oil helps lower bad cholesterol levels in the body.
- Pistachio oil is rich in antioxidants that neutralize free radical damage in the body.
- It’s a heart-healthy oil and one of the oils promoted for cooking while on the keto diet.
- Pistachio oil contains carotenoids and lutein that protect the eyes from like cataracts and macular degeneration, which show up as we get older.
Can You Cook With Pistachio Oil?
Yes, you can cook with pistachio oil. It’s a heart-healthy oil and is one of the oils recommended for cooking on the keto diet.
Check out the best ways to use pistachio oil in your cooking below.
4 Ways to Use Pistachio Oil in Cooking
Pistachio Oil Salad Dressing
Pistachio oil makes a great dressing for salad. There are 2 pistachio oil salad dressing recipes I’ve used that works great across all salads.
Pistachio oil, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, and a dash of honey. You can also season with salt and black pepper.
I eyeball the ingredient amounts based on the salad size.
Pistachio Oil for Steaming Veggies
Drizzle pistachio oil over steamed vegetables for a burst of great flavor. If you’re not a big fan of veggies, pistachio oil will make the taste more appealing.
Pistachio Oil for Grilling and Searing
When grilling or pan-frying chicken or salmon, brush pistachio oil over the dish a few minutes before turning off the heat. The smell as the oil warms up is divine!
Pistachio Oil Dipping
You can use pistachio oil as a dipping for bread or brush it over bread before toasting for a sandwich.
I haven’t tried pistachio oil in baking yet but it makes an excellent replacement for butter in baking.
I explored that in 5 Natural Oils You can Use for Baking Instead of Butter.
Where to Buy Pistachio Oil?
My favorite brand of pistachio oil is La Tourangelle Roasted Pistachio Oil.
The oil isn’t cheap but you need only a few tablespoons at a time so a standard can should last for a while. Some other great brands of pistachio oil include:-
A comparable oil to pistachio oil is walnut oil, explored further in Healthier Salad Dressings with Walnut Oil.