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Need an easy, low-carb snack that packs in all the crunch and flavor? Try these delicious spiced pistachios with thyme, sesame, and lemon!

Bowl of spiced pistachios seen from above

A good low-carb snack is all about the crunch factor. When I just want to munch a little but don’t want to fill myself up, I always look for something with flavor and crunch.

These spiced pistachios with Za’atar seasoning check all the boxes! They’re great for road trips, game days, or even some light afternoon snacking.

The blend of Middle Eastern spices gives them such wonderful flavor. And they’re so easy to make!

If you’re looking for some guilt-free snacking you can make ahead to enjoy throughout the week, I recommend whipping up a batch of these roasted pistachios.

How to make roasted spiced pistachios

This recipe comes together in 5 simple steps.

Pistachios, oil, and spices in individual ramekins

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 300°F.

Step 2: In a large bowl, toss together the pistachios, olive oil, and seasoning until the nuts are well-coated.

Nuts tossed with oil and spices in glass bowl

Step 3: Spread the pistachios on a baking sheet and discard any empty shells.

Step 4: Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes. Stir, then bake for another 10 to 15 minutes or until the pistachios are toasted.

Baked nuts on baking tray

Step 5: Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

That’s it! Now you have homemade roasted pistachios to enjoy whenever you’re craving a little crunch.

Why pistachios are great for snacking

If you like nuts, pistachios are a great option. They contain more essential nutrients than other nut varieties and are considered heart-healthy.

Almost all of the fat in pistachios is unsaturated, which makes them a great source of healthy fat! But they do have a lot of calories that can add up quickly if you’re mindlessly snacking, so they should be eaten in moderation.

That’s why I like to make my pistachios in the shell. Just the act of cracking the pistachios will slow down your rate of consumption, making it easier to avoid over-indulging.

Bowl of nuts seen from the side

Storage

Roasted nuts keep very well! I enjoy them hot out of the oven, but I think the flavor and crunch are even better the next day.

Simply store your pistachios in an airtight container. You can keep them on the counter to eat within a week or in the refrigerator for longer storage

Bowl of pistachios on table with half a lemon

Other easy snack recipes

Can you ever have too many healthy, crunchy snack recipes? I certainly don’t think so! Here are a few more of my favorites that I know you’ll love:

If you don’t want to make your own snacks, you can also check out my roundup of healthy low-carb packaged snacks for more snack options.

When you’ve tried this dish, please don’t forget to let me know how you liked it and rate the recipe in the comments below!

Roasted Spiced Pistachios

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Need an easy, low-carb snack that packs in all the crunch and flavor? Try these delicious spiced pistachios with thyme, sesame, and lemon!
Author: Diabetic Foodie
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 10

Ingredients 

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 300°F.
  • In a large bowl, toss together the pistachios, olive oil, and seasoning until the nuts are well-coated.
    2 cups pistachios, 2 teaspoons olive oil, 2 teaspoons Homemade Low-Sodium Za'atar Seasoning
  • Spread the pistachios on a baking sheet and discard any empty shells.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes. Stir, then bake for another 10 to 15 minutes or until the pistachios are toasted.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

Notes

This recipe is for 2 cups of roasted pistachios. Each serving is cup.
Your pistachios can be stored in an airtight container. They will stay fresh for up to a week at room temperature or in the refrigerator for several weeks.

Nutrition Info Per Serving

Nutrition Facts
Roasted Spiced Pistachios
Serving Size
 
0.2 cups
Amount per Serving
Calories
94
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
8.1
g
12
%
Saturated Fat
 
1.4
g
7
%
Trans Fat
 
0
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
0.1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
0.5
g
Cholesterol
 
0
mg
0
%
Sodium
 
62.7
mg
3
%
Potassium
 
293.3
mg
8
%
Carbohydrates
 
4.2
g
1
%
Fiber
 
1.8
g
7
%
Sugar
 
1.3
g
1
%
Protein
 
3.4
g
7
%
Vitamin A
 
0
IU
0
%
Vitamin C
 
0
mg
0
%
Calcium
 
0
mg
0
%
Iron
 
0
mg
0
%
Net carbs
 
2.4
g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.