Pistachio & cardamom butter

A storecupboard twist on traditional nut butters, with moreish pistachios and cardamom pods

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:10 mins
    plus cooling
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 87
  • fat 7g
  • saturates 1g
  • carbs 3g
  • sugars 1g
  • fibre 2g
  • protein 3g
  • salt 0.1g


  • 10 cardamom pods
  • 400g pistachio nut kernals
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • ½ tsp sea salt flakes
  • 2-3 tsp groundnut oil


  1. Remove the seeds from the cardamom pods and finely crush them in a pestle and mortar.

  2. Tip the nuts into a food processor, add the crushed cardamom, maple syrup and salt. Blend for 7-8 mins, until you’re left with a smooth nut butter, to loosen the consistency, add a drizzle of oil and blend again.

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