Pistachio Parmesan Oven Fries ready in 20 minutes for a snack, side dish or appetizer. A healthier way to enjoy fries!
This week Sunday Supper wants to see our Healthy Green Recipes for Saint Patrick’s Day!
Saint Patrick day is almost here! We love that green festive color! Give us your best healthy and beautifully green recipes to celebrate!
Thanks Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures for hosting this fun event!
I’m all about the green. Spinach, broccoli, cabbage, zucchini, kale and collards to name a few.
Most herbs show us a lovely shade of green. A sprinkle of basil, thyme or parsley brightens the plainest sauces and gravies.
All those green veggies have their place in my diet. For today’s recipe, I picked a seed. A pistachio seed.
I know, I know, pistachios are thought of as nuts. But what are nuts? Seeds, right? A pistachio drupe is tucked in the center of the fruit. As it dries, it starts to crack. Yes, the green is natural. It’s a gift from chlorophyll.
Pistachios as Part of a Healthy Diet
When it comes to healthy eating, multiple studies have concluded that eating pistachios may be correlated with improved nutrition status and overall health and wellbeing. Pistachios’ unsaturated fatty acids (e.g., MUFA and PUFA), protein, dietary fiber, magnesium, potassium, vitamin K, and phytochemicals – such as phytosterols, lutein (xanthophyll carotenoid), g-tocopherol, and polyphenols – may act synergistically to help promote cardiovascular health, glycemic control, and weight maintenance when eaten as part of a healthy diet. Moreover, some research shows that tree nut consumption is associated with reduced total and cause-specific mortality.
[Bao, Y., et al. Association of nut consumption with total and cause-specific mortality. N Engl J Med. 2013;369:2001-2011.]
Okay, I got the green covered. How do I switch up a favorite recipe and make it healthier? I think I’ll oven fry a few potatoes.
Potatoes are ahead of the game on nutrition. These tasty tubers are high in Vitamins C and B6, iron, potassium and fiber.
A bit of grated Parmesan for calcium and we’re set! A little extra green from some parsley can’t hurt either. 😉
- 2 large russet potatoes (I use Idaho® potatoes) cut into strips
- 1/4 cup pistachios
- 2 teaspoon dried parsley
- 3 Tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan
- 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
- salt to taste
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- Finely grind pistachios in a coffee grinder. Add parsley, salt and Parmesan.
- Place 1/2 of mixture in a resealable bag. Add oil and potatoes. Seal and shake to coat.
- Place on an aluminum foil lined cookie sheet in a single layer. Bake until golden brown (about 15 minutes) turning once.
- Sprinkle with remaining seasoning.
Food for Thought…What is your favorite way to enjoy fries? Which seasonings appeal to you? Cajun? Garlic? How about dipping sauces? I’d love to hear your answers in a comment below!
Enjoy these deliciously green recipes from the Sunday Supper Tastemakers!
- Get Your Greens Smoothie by Hardly A Goddess
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- Green Eggs and Ham by Feeding Big
- Green Scrambled Eggs with Ham by Cricket’s Confections
- Kuku Sabzi – Persian Herb Frittata by Caroline’s Cooking
- Matcha Overnight Oats by Brunch-n-Bites
- Southwest Breakfast Spinach Wrap by The Freshman Cook
- Super Green Smoothie by Simple and Savory
Must Make Main Dishes
- Chicken Paillard Arugula Truffle Salad by Family Foodie
- Gambian Spinach with Peanut Sauce by Tara’s Multicultural Table
- Grilled Lettuce and Steak Salad by Sunday Supper Movement
- Pan Roasted Cod on Spinach Basil Risotto with Lemon Butter Sauce by Positively Stacey
- Poached Cod with Pesto Wine Sauce by Life Tastes Good
- Potato Leek Skillet Pizza by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Sautéed Garlic and Parmesan Chicken With Spinach by My Sweet Savings
- Skinny Reuben Wraps with Homemade 1000 Island Dressing by For the Love of Food
- Tequila Chicken Salad by Cosmopolitan Cornbread
- Brussels Sprout and Kale Salad by Pies and Plots
- Green Goddess Bibb Salad by Palatable Pastime
- Pixie Dust Salad with Avocados, Pixie Tangerines and Radishes by Shockingly Delicious
- Quinoa Tabbouleh by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Sesame Wedge Salad with Key Lime Vinaigrette & Pickled Green Tomatoes by Gourmet Everyday
- Shades of Green Salad by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Zucchini Carpaccio Salad by The Bitter Side of Sweet
- Colcannon by Wholistic Woman
- Green Goddess Dip by From the Bookshelf
- Grilled Cabbage with Spicy Lime Dressing by Sew You Think You Can Cook
- Irish Cabbage by Turnips 2 Tangerines
- Miso Roasted Broccoli by Life Currents
- Pistachio Parmesan Oven Fries by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts by Books n’ Cooks
- Soy Glazed Sugar Snap Peas by Food Lust People Love
- Spinach Tots by A Mind “Full” Mom
- Warm Brussels Sprout Slaw by Jersey Girl Cooks
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