Spicy Pistachio, Nut and Seed Mix
Little powerhouses of vitamins and antioxidants, pistachios are a festive, flavorful and a fantastic 'green' snack.
1 1/2 cups pecan halves
3/4 cup pine nuts
3/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1/3 cup pistachios
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
3/4 to 1 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C).
- In a large bowl, combine pecans, pine nuts, pumpkin seeds, pistachios and oil. Mix in sugar, 3/4 teaspoon of ground cayenne pepper and salt; make sure all nuts are covered. Season with additional cayenne pepper if desired.
- Grease a 15x10x1-inch baking sheet with cooking spray. Spoon nuts evenly across pan and place in oven.
- Bake about 15 to 20 minutes or until nuts are brown, shake pan frequently. Remove from oven and cool.
Makes 20 servings.
Nutrititional Information Per Serving (1/20 of recipe): Calories 179, Fat 18g, Saturated Fat 2g, Unsaturated Fat 16g, Sodium 59mg, Potassium 23mg, Carbohydrates 5g, Dietary Fiber 2g, Sugars 2g, Protein 4g, Dietary Exchanges 1 Fat
Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of DLife; through ECES, Inc., Electronic Color Editorial Services.