Disclosure: By posting this pairing I am entering a contest sponsored by Pistachio Health Institute and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.

Super Bowl Sunday is here! Go Bills! Oh, wait. Hey, a girl can dream…

This month, the folks over at the Pistachio Health Institute challenged us Recipe Reduxers to come up with unique food and drink pairings for in-shell pistachios. I love in-shell pistachios because they’re salty and crunchy to satisfy any snack craving. Plus, a one-ounce serving equals (drum roll, please) approximately 49 nuts, which is more nuts per serving than any other snack nut, and a reduced serving of about 30 pistachios is just about 100 calories. In-shell pistachios are also surprisingly versatile and can be paired with sweet or savory, indulgent or heart-healthy.


My food pairing was inspired by the big game day.

The Ultimate Super Bowl Snack Trio: in-shell pistachios + salt & vinegar kale chips + sriracha popcorn + craft hard cider


All three snacks give just the right amount of crunch that you want with a game-day snack but each imparts something special. With the sriracha popcorn you get a little heat, the salt & vinegar kale chips give you a little acidity – that burns so good taste on your tongue, and the pistachios – rich and nutty. The craft hard cider is sweet so it balances out the saltiness nicely.


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  2. love the crunchy combo!! that popcorn sounds delish.

  3. Salt and vinegar is my favorite way to eat a potato chip. Would love to try one of those kale chips!

  4. Siracha popcorn sounds delicious! Bet it’s great paired with salty pistachios!

  5. Wow- this looks awesome! Spicy and salty and sour!

  6. OK – I love all those ingredients, foods & drink separately so they have to be dynamite when served together!