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Raw Cardamom Lime Pistachios

I am crazy for cardamom. It has an exotic, unique taste, with a flowery aroma that pairs very nicely with lime. It is delicious in Mixed Vegetable Curry and partnered with chia seeds, it makes a delicious, creamy pudding. I made these Cardamom Lime Pistachios late one night to have a snack ready for the week. They are great eaten alone or tossed into a big mixed green salad with fresh sunflower sprouts.

This recipe is adapted from Living Raw Food: Get the Glow with More Food from Pure Food and Wine by Sarma Melngailis.

Makes: approx: 1 cup  |  Preparation Time: 10-20minsDehydration Time: 6-8hrs

Grater or zester

1 cup raw pistachios
1 tsp of organic lime zest
1 tbsp of organic lime juice
1/8 tsp ground cardamom
1/8 tsp fine ground sea salt
2 tbsp raw, wild-harvested honey

Let’s Get Started:
Create your lime zest and then chop it finely.


Mix all ingredients in a bowl making sure pistachios are thoroughly coated. Place on the Teflex sheet on your dehydrator tray and place in dehydrator set to 100° for 4 hrs. After 4 hrs, transfer or flip your pistachios onto a dehydrator screen so the air can come in on all sides. Dehydrate another 2-4 hours.


Enjoy! I wonder if these could be prepared and toasted at low temps in the oven? If someone wants to try it, let us know if it works for YU.


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