Pistachio Walnut Avocado Dip is perfect for gatherings, or just as an afternoon snack. It's packed with nuts and nutrients. Amazingly delicious!
St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner, huh?
So much going on these days, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, and, for me, the most important of all the holidays in the world, Norooz, the Iranian - Persian new year. Stay tuned because this year I'm going to share some exciting and very easy recipes for you on my social media to try if you are interested in celebrating Norooz with us. After all, it's always fun to celebrate, right?
Let me tell you more about this amazing pistachio walnut avocado dip. Being Iranian, you would think my favorite nut would be pistachios ,right? Iran produces some of the most amazing pistachios in the world. Surprisingly, my favorite nut is actually walnut! I can have them in any shape and form in any recipe, savory like my favorite Khoresht Fesenjan - Persian Pomegranate Walnut Stew or sweet like these maple walnut oatmeal cookies. The crunch and the extra layer of flavor that walnuts bring to any recipe is so satisfying to me.
That's why I made this pistachio walnut dip. I simply combined some of my favorite ingredients and I didn't regret it!
Start with the avocado. You want a firm but not hard avocado, the flesh should be bright green and easy to scoop out. I used raw walnuts and pistachios because I love their flavor. But if you like to use salty ones or smoked ones, I bet those would be awesome, too. Just make sure you adjust the salt in the end so your dip won't be too salty.
I added some red pepper flakes in the end which really elevated the dip and brought out the flavors. We served this pistachio walnut dip with homemade pita bread. I bet it'll be great with pita crackers, whole wheat crackers or bagel chips.
And if you're going all green for St. Patrick's Day, you will love this pistachio walnut avocado dip on your table!
Pistachio Walnut Avocado Dip
- 1 avocado peeled and pitted
- ¼ cup walnuts
- ¼ cup pistachio
- ½ tsp salt
- Juice of one lime
- ⅛ - ¼ cup water
- Parsley and red pepper flakes to top
- Place all the ingredients except parsley and red pepper flakes in a food processor or a blender and start mixing until smooth.
- Start with ⅛ cup water and add one tablespoon at a time until reaches desired consistency (similar to hummus)