Dreamy Vegan Pistachio Mousse

Allison Day

by | Updated: December 3rd, 2016 | Read time: 1 minute

Nuts and seeds are a smart part of any clean-eating diet, but they usually come in as additions or afterthoughts. Want more protein? Sprinkle ‘em on. Need a quick, energizing snack? Grab a handful. My fondness for these healthful plant foods – especially gorgeously green, elegant pistachios – drove them center stage in this dessert recipe. With cloud-like texture and classic pistachio gelato taste (created with splash of almond extract), you won’t even notice the extra greens that go into this beautiful mousse.

Dreamy Vegan Pistachio Mousse

Dreamy Vegan Pistachio Mousse

Serves 4

1 cup raw pistachios (unsalted)
13/4 cup baby spinach, tightly packed
1 avocado
1 cup boiling water
½ tsp. vanilla extract
¼ cup coconut sugar
½ tsp. almond extract
2 tsp. lemon juice
Optional garnish: 3 Tbsp. chopped pistachios; 3-4 Tbsp. maple syrup


  1. In food processor or high-speed blender, combine all ingredients, adding water first, then pistachios, avocado, spinach, coconut sugar and remaining ingredients.
  2. Puree mousse on high until smooth.
  3. Divide mousse into four serving dishes and refrigerate for 4-5 hours, until completely chilled.
  4. Garnish with a drizzle of maple syrup and sprinkling of chopped pistachios.