Wonderful Pistachios + Dried Cranberries + Chocolate Dipped Clementines = One Great Pistachio Pairing
For this contest, you were challenged to create a pairing of pistachios and other foods/drinks to create the perfect snack. Now, I’m all about snacks (as you may already know), but I’m used to creating recipes. You know, like when you put a bunch of ingredients in a bowl and mix them together into one result.
A pairing is not really a recipe. You don’t mix many things into one, you combine a few things into one idea. That probably made no sense to you, but the point is, this contest required a different frame of mind that I’m used to.
I’m always up for a challenge though, and in the end I came up with an awesome combination. Seriously, your snack time is about to get 1000x better. Here’s what’s going down:
Part 1 of the pairing: Wonderful Pistachios; roasted and salted, in shell, simple perfection..
Part 2 of the pairing: Dried Cranberries; totally snackable, just sweet enough, deliciosu.
Part 3 of the pairing: Chocolate Dipped Clementines; slightly sour orange, rich chocolate, completely decadent together.
As you can see, this is probably the best snack plate ever. But the best parts? It takes about two minutes to prepare and it ain’t half bad for you. Get snackin’!
Pistachio, Dried Cranberry, and Chocolate Dipped Clementine Pairing
(Note: This is less a recipe, and more general instructions for creating this pairing)
- Wonderful Pistachios
- Dried and Sweetened Cranberries
- A couple clementines, peeled and sectioned
- About 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (or good-quality dark chocolate)