Spiced Pistachios

Spiced nuts are always a hit in my house. I often use mixed nuts, but if I really want to make it special, I grab pistachios! They’re naturally festive, especially when dressed up with my Chili & Paprika Spice Mix.

Gifting suggestion:
Find some inexpensive test tubes online and fill all but one with spiced pistachios. Fill the last test tube with layers of spices so your recipient can make their own spiced pistachios at home! Cap each tube with a cork and washi tape and put them in a box tied with a bow!

Watch this how-to video to learn how!

Spice Mix:

1 part chili flakes
1 part flakey salt
1 part paprika
1 part coarse ground pepper

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and mix together spices and set aside.
  2. Fill a baking sheet with a layer of shelled pistachios. Drizzle nuts with olive oil and sprinkle on the spice mix, to taste. Mix well to make sure the pistachios are coated evenly.
  3. Roast in the oven for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
  4. Remove and cool completely.

Get test tubes and corks here!

Photography by Paul “Sweet Paul” Lowe