Posted by: Kara @ The Foodie Dietitian | February 2, 2014

Ultimate Super Bowl Snack Trio: Pistachios + Salt & Vinegar Kale Chips + Sriracha Popcorn {Sponsored Post}

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.


What are you waiting for? Get crackin’ and get snackin’. Check out the link below all week long for fun + unique in-shell pistachio pairings:



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

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

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

  4. perfection

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

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

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