Falafel Pistachios

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.

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