Pistachios

Pistachios are tasty and nutritious nuts used often in Italian and in particular, Sicilian dishes.  They are also often eaten as a snack and used in ice creams, confections, baked goods and other sweets. I really love the Sicilian Bronte pistachios when available. 

Try using pistachios to make a pesto or add them to salads, meat or fish dishes for some extra flavor and crunch.  I like to add crushed pistachios to breadcrumbs and coat chicken breasts with them as well.