Monday, June 20, 2016

Falafel Pistachios

By: The Food Hunter

Falafel is a Middle Eastern dish made from mashed chickpeas or fava beans that are flavored with traditional spices, then formed into balls and deep-fried. Take those same familiar spices, mix them with pistachios, and you have a seriously delicious and addictive pop-in-your-mouth snack.


Falafel Pistachios
(adapted from Epicurious
(printable recipe)
 
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon ground coriander
1 tablespoon dried ground basil
1 tablespoon dried ground marjoram
1 tablespoon dried ground rosemary
2 1/2 teaspoons turmeric
2 cups garlic cloves,thinly sliced
2 cups olive oil
crushed red pepper, depending on your taste
4 cups unsalted pistachios in the shell
1 teaspoon salt

Combine the first six ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.

Pour olive oil into a medium-size heavy skillet and heat over medium-high heat. Add the garlic slices and cook until light golden brown. Remove garlic and reserve the cooking oil.

Add the crushed red pepper to the oil. Set over medium-high heat. Add the pistachios and sauté for 1 to 2 minutes. Add the spice mixture and salt and stir until the pistachios are coated and heated through, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat. Transfer to a serving bowl. Serve warm or at room temperature.

19 comments:

  1. This is a genius idea! I love all the flavors of falafel, and pistachios are my favorite nut to snack on. Yum!

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  2. Looks great - can't wait to make this!

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  3. This is such a clever idea, can't wait to try it out! YUM!!

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  4. How fun. This would make a tasty, healthy snack!

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  5. I love all these seasonings... what a great way to make pistachios even MORE delish!

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  6. love the idea to season pistachios like this.

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  7. I can't wait to snack on these! YUM!

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  8. Oh my goodness, I love pistachios, but never thought to season them. Clever idea!

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  9. I love spiced nuts and pistachios are one of my all-time faves!

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  10. This is such a fun idea. I know for a fact that I'd find them addictive...therefore, saving to make soone! ;)

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  11. I bet this would be a fantastic snack!

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  12. I've never had a falafel, but I love pistachios and just bought a giant bag at the grocery store yesterday. I'll have to give these a try!

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  13. How tasty! Those little pistachios pack a lot of flavor!

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  14. I tried something like this at a Farmer's Market and was wondering how to make it! Thanks so much.

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  15. These look amazing! I love pistachios, and the herbs would make them even better.

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  16. How easy and totally delicious! Love how packed full of flavor these are :)

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