Nutty-Figgy Pistachio Sports Snacks (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free)


A recent report on heart health of pistachios prompted us to seek out some great dairy-free pistachio recipes.  For the best results, we went straight to the source … the California Pistachio Commission!


5 tablespoons natural California pistachios
1 1/4 cups dried California figs (moist-style), stemmed
2 teaspoons grated orange peel


Remove 8 whole pistachios, halve them and set aside for garnishing. Finely chop 2 tablespoons of remaining pistachios in food processor, remove from container and set aside. Combine remaining pistachios, figs and orange peel in processor; process until mixture forms into ball, less than 1 minute. Shape into an 8 inch log, then roll in reserved chopped nuts. Chill until firm, then cut into 16 slices. Place halved pistachios in center of each.

Note: If you do not have a food processor, turn figs and all but 8 pistachios onto board and chop together with large knife until fine. Mix grated orange peel then shape as above.

Makes 4 servings, 4 slices each.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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