The lime and chili combination was on my mind a few weeks ago.
Lime & chili cashews, to be exact.
I find myself snacking on roasted nuts all the time to tide my hunger pains. I also chop them up and throw in my lunch salad daily.
But, when I need to jazz up my handful, I will add oil and spices before I roast the nuts.
Here, I just toss raw nuts in a bowl with the chili powder, olive oil and fresh squeezed lime juice and roast it all in the oven for 15 minutes.
And I don’t always use only cashews for this one. I will also mix in raw walnuts. The cashew & walnut combo is my absolute favorite.
This week, I also added raw almonds to the mix…another winner.
So I encourage you to use your favorite nut for this!
Lime & Chili Roasted Nuts
1 cup raw whole cashews
1 cup raw walnut halves
½ - 1 cup raw almonds
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon chili powder
¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
1 tsp. sea salt
¼ cup fresh squeezed lime juice (1 large lime)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl add the nuts and olive oil and toss to combine. Add in the chili powder, cayenne pepper and sea salt.
- Toss in the fresh lime juice and pour the mix on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Roast for about 15-18 minutes, tossing halfway through. Make sure to keep an eye on the nuts around 15 minutes, and take them out before the nuts start to darken too much and burn. Take out and let cool. Store in a large mason jar at room temperature.
(Recipe adapted from againstthegrain.com)
Go ahead. Spice things up this week!