With summer in full swing, I decided to create some simple summery snacks that are a little bit sweet and salty in every bite. Besides their amazing taste, these appetizers are a very colorful addition to a party spread.
Another important thing to note is that these apricots can be made ahead of time so if you’re planning to serve them for a party or something you can let them sit for a day in your refrigerator.
Honey: Research shows that honey is an excellent ergogenic aid and helps in boosting the performance of athletes. Honey facilitates in maintaining blood sugar levels, muscle recuperation and glycogen restoration after a workout.
Pistachios: Pistachios are rich in mono-unsaturated fatty acids like oleic acid and an excellent source of antioxidants. These nuts are storehouse of minerals like copper, manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, and selenium.
Apricots: The nutrients in apricots can help protect the heart and eyes, as well as provide the disease-fighting effects of fiber. The high beta-carotene content of apricots makes them important heart health foods. Beta-carotene helps protect LDL cholesterol from oxidation, which may help prevent heart disease.
- 30 - 40 dried apricots
- 1 cup of honey (more or less depending on how sweet you want)
- 1 ½ cup of unshelled salted pistachios (put in plastic baggie and crush pistachios into small bits)
- Put shelled pistachios into a big plastic baggie and surround that by another plastic baggie and begin smashing the pistachios with a wooden spoon until the nuts are broken into tinier pieces.
- Place dried apricots on a big serving plate (no overlapping). Drizzle honey equally over all of the apricots. Sprinkle the crushed pistachios over all of the apricots - the goal is make sure the pistachios stick to the honey on the apricots.