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Spicy Roasted Pistachios


  • 2 cups shelled and raw pistachios
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup


  1. Soak pistachios in water for 30 minutes. Remove and Drain.
  2. Mix all other ingredients and toss pistachios, coating them evenly.
  3. Roast nuts on your lowest oven setting for approximately 30 minutes total, checking every 5 minutes and tossing until evenly brown.

Recipe Notes

If you decide to dehydrate nuts, take 1-2 days to dehydrate. Spread on teflex sheets and check for crispness. The crispness will indicate when they are ready. Make these for kids by increasing maple syrup, adding 1 tsp of cinnamon and omitting cumin and cayenne. If you make a sweet version they are great crushed as a topping for ice cream. Try placing these in a food processor and make pistachio crumbs. Coat fish or chicken!