These roasted spicy nuts are addictive! I have to limit myself when making these spicy nuts or they will be gone in a flash. My sisters and I are obsessed with snack food. I think it’s because my parents had a convenience store when we were growing up, which contained limitless snacks. Even now I could quite happily have an oversized portion of snack food instead of dinner. My weaknesses are nuts and crisps.
This spicy nut recipe is a healthy one. It contains no oil or sugar. The nuts are marinated in red chilli powder, salt and lime before roasting in the oven, which gives them their crunchiness. Nuts are packed with protein, essential fats and fibre making them a good healthy snack option. Around 30grams is a good size portion. All nuts have different qualities and benefits. Pick a variety of your favourite for this recipe. I am using almonds, walnuts, cashew nuts and hazelnuts.
The spicy nuts are perfect for a party snack with beer, cocktails or soft drinks. I love eating these roasted mixed nuts as a midday snack, especially if I am doing lots of running or working out. They tie me over until lunchtime, but I have to make sure I limit the portion size because I have no self-control.
These spicy nuts will keep for a few weeks in an airtight container. You can double the recipe if you are looking to make a bigger batch.
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Roasted spicy nuts – tangy, salty and spicy
Yield 6 servings
These roasted spicy nuts are addictive. The nuts are marinated in red chilli powder, salt and lime before roasting in the oven, which gives them their crunchiness. They make a great healthy snack and are great for parties.
- 200g mixed nuts (walnuts, almonds, cashew nuts, peanuts)
- 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 lime, juiced
- Preheat the oven to 150°c.
- In a bowl mix together the nuts and add the chilli powder, salt, black pepper and lime juice.
- Rub the seasoning into the nuts to cover them.
- Place a sheet of baking paper on an oven proof tray.
- Spread the nuts as a single layer over the baking paper.
- Roast the nuts for 20-25 minutes, turning them after 10 minutes.
- The nuts should be golden and crunchy when done.
- Allow the nuts to cool before serving.
- Store in an airtight container or jar.