Pistachio Macadamia Nut Butter

by Mary on June 29, 2013

macadamia pistachio nut butter from Fit and Fed, shown with Mary's Gone Crackers

Pistachio Macadamia Nut Butter

I thought I’d share this dead-simple recipe for pistachio macadamia nut butter that I created earlier this week. I sampled a tasty pistachio butter from Wilderness Poets at my at my food co-op recently and was inspired to make some at home from the big bag of roasted, salted shelled pistachios from Costco that I had on hand. Fearing the result might be too salty, I used half unsalted macadamia nuts. A pure pistachio butter would look much more green.  This whipped up easily in the Vitamix (unlike some of my experiments with almond butter) and turned out salty but not too salty and very tasty, definitely an experiment I’ll run again.

Pistachio Macadamia Nut Butter
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A quick and easy nut butter recipe to make in a Vitamix or other high-speed blender.
Recipe type: spread
Serves: 12
  • 1½ cups shelled, roasted, salted pistachio nuts
  • 1½ cups roasted, unsalted macadamia nuts
  1. Combine nuts in Vitamix or other high-speed blender, blend


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Eva June 29, 2013 at 5:23 pm

I need to start making my own nut butters at home. This looks wonderful!


mary June 29, 2013 at 9:43 pm

Thanks, Eva! It’s very easy.


Patty July 7, 2013 at 8:21 pm

Sounds delicious! I’ll have to try it.
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mary July 7, 2013 at 8:24 pm

Hi Patty, thanks for the feedback!


Hazel July 8, 2013 at 8:17 pm

I’m loving nut butters right now – I just bought my first jars of cashew nut and almond nut. Pistachios are my favourite though, so I must try this out!
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mary July 8, 2013 at 9:49 pm

I use almond butter a lot! Cashews are so useful not only for nut butter but for cashew cream sauces and non-dairy desserts– unfortunately for me I’m allergic to them! Good thing there are lots of other nuts to cook with, including pistachios. I love Middle Eastern flavors and pistachios fit right in with those.


Tempie July 10, 2013 at 12:59 pm

I LOVE pistachio and macadamia nuts, so this sounds like an awesome combination! A great healthy alternative to peanut butter!


sippitysup September 19, 2013 at 9:56 pm

I recently made my first nut butter (walnut) and was so thrilled by how much better it is than store bought! I love your creative combo here. GREG


mary September 20, 2013 at 1:28 am

Thanks, Greg, and thanks for stopping by from SippitySup! Walnut butter is a good one and walnuts are so soft that they grind up just like that. No doubt you won’t be buying your walnut butter from a store anymore.


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