Ajil: Persian Trail Mix Recipe

This mix of sweet and salty nuts, seeds, and dried fruits is one of Iran’s most iconic foods. 

Ajil: Persian Trail Mix

Serves 14

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1½ cups mixed roasted nuts and seeds (pumpkin seeds, pistachios, cashews, hazelnuts, whole and slivered almonds)
1½ cups mixed dried fruits (barberries, golden raisins, mulberries, goji berries, chopped apricots)
10 to 15 dried Mission figs, cut in half lengthwise
1/3 cup dried and salted chickpeas, optional


1 Make the trail mix
In a bowl, combine the nuts, fruit, figs, and chickpeas, if using. Mix well.

2 Serve
Serve at once, or store in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks.

Nutrition per serving: Calories: 140, Protein: 3 g, Fiber: 3 g, Total Fat: 7 g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2.5 g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 0.5 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 10 mg, Carbohydrates: 19 g, Added Sugar: 0 g.

Bonus recipe—ingredients not included in box.