Need a new afternoon snack? How about something low-carb to munch on during football games? Try these easy-to-make spiced pistachios with hints of thyme, sesame, and lemon.
To make these spiced pistachios, you can either mix up my Low-Sodium Za’atar Seasoning or buy a blend from someone like the Teeny Tiny Spice Company of Vermont or Spicely Organic instead (affiliate links).
If you like nuts, pistachios are a good option as they contain more essential nutrients than other nuts and may keep your heart healthy. Almost all of the fat in pistachios is unsaturated, but they still have a lot of calories and should be eaten in moderation. Studies have shown that eating pistachios in the shell will greatly slow down your rate of consumption.
Spiced Pistachios with Thyme, Sesame, and Lemon
- 2 cups pistachios in shells
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoons Low-Sodium Za'atar Seasoning or za'atar seasoning
Preheat oven to 300°F.
In a large bowl, toss together pistachios, olive oil, and seasoning.
Spread on a baking sheet, pull out any empty shells, and bake for 15 minutes. Stir, then bake another 10 to 15 minutes or until toasted.
Cool and store in a airtight container.