Ajil (Persian Trail Mix)
This traditional Iranian mixture of nuts, seeds, and dried fruits is a nice mix of sweet and salty and will keep for up to two weeks; it first appeared in our December 2012 issue along with Ramin Ganeshram's story Midnight Snack.
Yield: makes About 5 Cups
- 1 cup roasted, salted pumpkin seeds
- 1 cup whole, salted pistachios
- 1 cup sugar-coated slivered almonds (or noghl available at <a href="http://www.sadaf.com">Sadaf.com</a>)
- <sup>2</sup>⁄<sub>3</sub> cup dried mulberries (available at <a href="/article/Recipes/Persian-Trail-Mix/">Puritan's Pride</a>)
- <sup>1</sup>⁄<sub>2</sub> cup roasted, unsalted almonds
- <sup>1</sup>⁄<sub>2</sub> cup dried, salted chickpeas
- <sup>1</sup>⁄<sub>2</sub> cup golden raisins
- <sup>1</sup>⁄<sub>2</sub> cup dried currants
- 8 dried Mission figs
- 8 dried Turkish figs
- Stir together all ingredients in a bowl until evenly combined; store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
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