Honey-Glazed Pistachios

 

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I am a nut for nuts. I always snack on nuts and consider myself a nut butter connoisseur, although I still haven’t found pecan butter yet (one day *sigh*).  So of course, I love adding nuts to salads – especially candied walnuts But, when I ran out of my favorite salad topping recently, I decided to make do with what I had lying around and surprisingly, they might just be my new favorite thing. You won’t find a lot of recipes for candied pistachios, but they are honestly such a perfect candidate for a little caramelization (I mean, what isn’t a good candidate though?).

These honey-glazed pistachios are just the right amount of sweet and salty to pair with any salad, though I absolutely love them tossed in a summer strawberry and feta salad. They have just a hint of heat to make them flavor packed and honestly just as satisfying to munch on their own.

Cook Time: 5-7 min

Calories (per serving): 211 cal

Serving Size: 1/4 cup

Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup shelled, raw pistachios
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1 tsp chili powder

Preparation:

  1. Lay out a small sheet of parchment paper close by, and preheat a small nonstick skillet over medium-low heat.
  2. Then, add both the honey and butter to the skillet, allowing them to melt together. Be careful not to let the heat become too high and burn the honey butter mixture.
  3. Once the butter and honey have melted, toss in the pistachios, stirring occasionally with a nonstick spatula until they are a golden brown color and begin to become fragrant (about 5 min).
  4. Before taking them off the stovetop, sprinkle in the chili powder and give the nuts a final stir.
  5. Careful spread out the nuts in an even layer on the parchment paper to cool. If you don’t want the pistachios to clump together, you disperse them with your spatula.
  6. After they have completely cooled, you can store the nuts in a mason jar for a week *Pro tip: You might want to hide them from yourself because they’re pretty dang delicious.

 

xo Grace

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