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The Countess’ Pistachio Spread

Countess Bolza

Pistachios, ginger, and cilantro might sound like an odd combo, but this dip is delicious. Like a lot of Italians we know, the Countess cooks by instinct rather than precise measurements, so feel free to play around with the proportions to suit your tastes.

Serves 4

1 1/2 cup shelled and roasted pistachio nuts

1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

1/4 cup cilantro, roughly chopped

1 large garlic clove, peeled and roughly chopped

1 1-inch piece ginger, peeled and roughly chopped

zest and juice of 1 lemon

olive oil


1. Combine pistachios, feta cheese, chopped cilantro, garlic, ginger, and lemon zest and juice in a vitamix or the bowl of a food processor and blend for 1 minute.

2. With the blender running, slowly pour in olive oil until you achieve a smooth dip.

3. Season with salt and serve with crudité or toasted baguette.