Saffron Pistachios

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By Vicki Butts (lazyme)
from Grapeview, WA

Saffron, the world's most expensive spice, is fortunately so flavorful that you need only a tiny bit to flavor foods. Used most famously in risotto Milanese, paella and bouillabaisse, saffron adds a kind of aromatic pungency and gorgeous yellow color. Mix into steamed basmati rice or couscous.

serves 2 cups
prep time 15 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake


  •   2 c
    pistachio nuts, shelled, lightly toasted
  •   2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  •   4
    saffron threads, crushed (or 1tsp curry powder and 1/2 tsp kosher salt)

How To Make

  • 1
    Preheat the oven to 250°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • 2
    Place the pistachios and oil in a medium-size bowl and toss to combine. Add the saffron and salt and toss until the nuts are well coated.
  • 3
    Transfer the pistachios to the prepared sheet and arrange in a single layer. Place in the oven and cook until the nuts just begin to color, about 20 minutes.
  • 4
    Remove from the oven, transfer the nuts to a paper towel to drain, and set aside to cool before serving.