Spiced Pistachios with Thyme, Sesame, and Lemon

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.

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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.

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Spiced Pistachios with Thyme, Sesame, and Lemon
Pistachios in the shell with Middle Eastern spices
Author: Adapted from Food Network Magazine
Recipe type: Appetizers & Snacks
Serves: 2 cups
  1. Preheat oven to 300°F.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together pistachios, olive oil, and seasoning.
  3. 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.
  4. Cool and store in a airtight container.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ¼ cup Calories: 95 Fat: 8g Saturated fat: 1g Carbohydrates: 4g Sugar: 1g Sodium: 80mg Fiber: 2g Protein: 3g Cholesterol: 0mg

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