Need an easy, low-carb snack that packs in all the crunch and flavor? Try these delicious spiced pistachios with thyme, sesame, and lemon!
A good snack is all about the crunch factor. When I just want to munch a little but don’t want to fill myself up, I always look for something with flavor and crunch.
These spiced pistachios with thyme, sesame, and lemon check all the boxes! They’re great for road trips, game day, or even some light afternoon snacking.
The blend of Middle Eastern spices gives them such wonderful flavor. And they’re so easy to make!
If you’re looking for some guilt-free snacking you can make ahead to enjoy throughout the week, I recommend whipping up a batch of these roasted pistachios.
How to make spiced pistachios with thyme, sesame, and lemon
This recipe comes together in 5 simple steps.
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 300°F.
Step 2: In a large bowl, toss together the pistachios, olive oil, and seasoning until the nuts are well-coated.
Step 3: Spread the pistachios on a baking sheet and discard any empty shells.
Step 4: Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes. Stir, then bake for another 10 to 15 minutes or until the pistachios are toasted.
Step 5: Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
That’s it! Now you have homemade roasted pistachios to enjoy whenever you’re craving a little crunch.
Why pistachios are great for snacking
If you like nuts, pistachios are a great option. They contain more essential nutrients than other nut varieties and are considered heart-healthy.
Almost all of the fat in pistachios is unsaturated, which makes them a great source of healthy fat! But they do have a lot of calories that can add up quickly if you’re mindlessly snacking, so they should be eaten in moderation.
That’s why I like to make my pistachios in the shell. Just the act of cracking the pistachios will slow down your rate of consumption, making it easier to avoid over-indulging.
Roasted nuts keep very well! I enjoy them hot out of the oven, but I think the flavor and crunch is even better the next day.
Simply store your pistachios in a airtight container. You can keep them on the counter to eat within a week or in the refrigerator for longer storage
Other easy snack recipes
Can you ever have too many healthy, crunchy snack recipes? I certainly don’t think so! Here are a few more of my favorites that I know you’ll love:
When you’ve tried this dish, please don’t forget to let me know how you liked it and rate the recipe in the comments below!
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 the oven to 300°F.
- In a large bowl, toss together the pistachios, olive oil, and seasoning until the nuts are well-coated.
- Spread the pistachios on a baking sheet and discard any empty shells.
- Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes. Stir, then bake for another 10 to 15 minutes or until the pistachios are toasted.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool.