Raw Food Diet Recipes – Pistachio Honey Butter (no Butter) Spread – Free Raw Recipe

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This is one of my favorite raw food diet recipes. It’s so easy and can be made in minutes. This free raw recipe for pistachio honey butter spread has the consistency of chunky honey butter. We used to spread honey butter on hamburger buns and eat them without the meat when I was in college. I use this spread all the time. It is versatile. Kids love it as well as adults.

I use this spread on many veggies including organic raw celery. Just cut off the ends of the celery and scoop the pistachio honey butter on. It’s also great on mini sweet peppers. Try the miniatures that are red, orange and yellow. Cut off the end and cut in half and remove the seeds. Scoop in the honey butter spread. Or try the large red, orange and yellow sweet peppers and cut them in wide strips and scoop on. If you don’t care for sweet peppers or celery this pistachio spread will change your mind. You can get bags of the miniatures sweet peppers at Costco but they’re not organic.

Keep in mind that non-organic peppers can have a lot of pesticides on them. Many farmers’ markets have peppers available and they’re easy to grow in your home garden.

I always buy my raw honey at a farm where I know it’s raw. The supermarket raw honeys are not raw, even though they claim to be. They are heated and therefore pasteurized losing precious nutrients.

Pistachios also go good with beets so if you’re using raw beets in a beet salad recipe or spiralized in a spiral slicer. Try some pistachio honey butter with or on the beets.

Equipment needed: food processor
Ingredients needed: pistachios, organic raw honey, Celtic salt or sun-dried sea salt and lemon.

1 cup raw pistachios
1 tablespoon organic raw honey
Dash of Celtic salt or very tiny pinch of sun dried sea salt
Splash of fresh lemon juice

Put all the ingredients in a food processor and process until a little creamy. It’s best with tiny chunks of pistachios so watch closely. If you prefer larger chunks it won’t take long so keep checking. The spread will be thick and will be a little hard to get out of the processor bowl. Keep it in the refrigerator. It will get a little harder when it’s cold so take it out a little early if you want to spread it easier. Keep in an airtight jar. Keeps a week or more.

Health benefits of pistachios. The green color in pistachios is actually chlorophyll which is very good for us. The greener the nut the more chlorophyll is contained in it. Pistachios are alkaline-forming, not acidic. They’re good for constipation, help purify the blood and help tone the kidneys and liver. Always use raw pistachios not dry roasted. Roasting removes many of the good properties. Pistachios have protein, good fat, Calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, sodium, zinc, copper, beta carotene, thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), folic acid (B9), and tocopherol (vitamin E).

Try experimenting with other veggies and you’re sure to find others that this pistachio honey butter is good on or with. This is just one of many easy raw food diet recipes that you can fix and eat and help you enjoy good health in the process.

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