Sweet Chili Pistachios

by Chad S in Rouxbe Recipes

These fiery little raw snacks are the perfect addition to a variety of salads.

  • Serves: 2 cups
  • Active Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 12 hrs

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Step 1: Preparing the Pistachios

Preparing the Pistachios

To prepare the pistachios, soak them in water for 3 to 4 hours to soften. Strain, reserving the pistachios and discarding the liquid.

To add the seasonings, place the pistachios in a mixing bowl with the remaining ingredients and toss well.

Note: We used this recipe for the Chili Powder.

  • 2 cups raw pistachios
  • 4 to 6 cups water
  • 1 tbsp onion granules
  • 1 tbsp garlic granules
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • 3 tbsp maple sugar

Step 2: Dehydrating the Pistachios

Dehydrating the Pistachios

To complete the recipe, set the dehydrator at 115°F (45°C). Spread an even layer of pistachios on the dehydrator trays, leaving room for air circulation. Continue to dehydrate for 7 to 10 hours or until crisp.

Store the pistachios in a sealed container and refrigerate to retain crispness.


Candied pistachios make a great on-the-go snack or as a topping for salads.

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