Nuts are a staple in our house. At any given time we’ll have large bags of almonds, walnuts, pecans and cashews in the fridge. We use them for various things, a few of which are: eating raw or roasted as a quick snack, tossed in salads, add-ins for granola, and bases for grain free snacks (like these homemade larabars).
Since they’re filling, healthy and delicious, nuts also make great party treats. Just in time for all those Superbowl parties! One of my go-to party essentials is spiced and roasted mixed nuts. Not only are they tasty, they’re quick and easy to prepare, both sweet and savory. Lucky for you, I’m sharing one of my recent and favorite additions to the growing roasted nuts list: lemon spice. They’ve got a zing from the lemon and deep earthy flavors from the spices. Yummy!
LEMON SPICED NUTS
Adapted from My Darling Lemon ThymeIngredients 5 cups mixed nuts/seeds (I used walnuts, pecans, almonds, sunflower seeds) 1 small lemon, zested and juiced 4 tablespoons olive oil 4 teaspoons fine sea salt 4 teaspoons cumin, ground 4 teaspoons coriander, ground 3 teaspoons curry powder 1 teaspoon fennel, ground 1 teaspoon black pepper, ground 1 teaspoon allspice, ground
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, groundPreparation
Preheat oven to 325F. In a medium bowl, mix spices until well combined, then stir in olive oil, lemon zest and juice until a loose paste forms. Add nuts and toss to coat. Spread into an even layer on a lined, rimmed baking sheet and roast for 20-25 minutes, stirring halfway through. Allow nuts to cool enough to handle before eating.