These salty, spicy rosemary roasted nuts are so simple to make and will fill your kitchen with the most wonderful aroma.
Because it’s the holidays, and because we are all likely to be consuming copious amounts of sweets this time of year, I hope to offer you a temporary respite from your sugar coma with a salty, savory snack.
These salty, spicy rosemary-infused roasted nuts are so simple to make and will fill your kitchen with the wonderful earthy and woodsy aroma of rosemary as they come out of the oven.
One of the best things about having cocktails are the little salty nibbles that are served along with the drinks. Olives, cheese and crackers and mixed nuts are classic examples of cocktail-time accompaniments that satisfy a craving for salt, and mixed nuts are a perfect canvas for playing with spices and flavorings when you are entertaining.
I just love the smell of fresh herbs, especially rosemary, and these nuts are loaded with it. Fragrant fresh rosemary springs are finely chopped, a pinch of cayenne pepper and red pepper flakes are added for a bit of heat and some olive oil coats an assortment of mixed nuts that go into the oven to toast and bring out their rich flavor.
I like these best with a variety of mixed nuts such as almonds, cashews, pecans, walnuts and brazil nuts, but you can use any nut that you like.
Once you start nibbling on these spicy, aromatic mixed nuts you will find resistance is futile, even for the most restrained eater. They're especially great served alongside slightly nutty cheeses like Gruyere and Comte, or salty chunks of Parmesan.
What are some of your favorite cocktail-time nibbles when you are entertaining?
Spicy Rosemary Roasted Nuts
These salty, spicy, rosemary-infused roasted nuts are so simple to make and will fill your kitchen with the wonderful earthy and woodsy aroma of rosemary as they come out of the oven.
- 5 cups assorted unsalted, raw mixed nuts such as almonds, cashews, pecans, walnuts and brazil nuts
- ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
- ¼ cup fresh rosemary, finely chopped
- 4 teaspoons flaky sea salt
- ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- A pinch of red pepper flakes (optional, for extra heat)
- Preheat the oven to 350°F and arrange a rack in the middle.
- Place nuts on a parchment lined baking sheet. Add remaining ingredients and mix with your hands to evenly coat. Spread out nuts in a single layer on the baking sheet.
- Bake until nuts are lightly browned and toasted, stirring occasionally, about 10 to 15 minutes.
- Let cool on the baking sheet, transfer to a bowl, and serve.
- Store leftover nuts in an airtight container at room temperature.
Serving Size:¼ cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 237Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 426mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 7g
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Sylvie Shirazi is the recipe developer and food photographer behind Gourmande in the Kitchen. For the last 10 years she's been making eating more healthfully easy and accessible with gluten-free, grain-free, paleo and vegan recipes that are free from processed ingredients.
The Culinary Chase says
I just stumbled across your blog (photos are gorgeous!) and these look de-lish! I love the flavor of rosemary and cayenne. Will definitely give this recipe a try! Cheers.
oh-sylvie, these look divine. loving the photos!
This is it...I have all the ingredients....thanks!
The lunch girls says
These nuts look amazing. They'd be so good for a packed lunch too!
Patty H. says
These look so good.....I want to make the right now.
Your photography is beautiful.
Your photos are absolutely stunning. I love that this is a simple dish but I can imagine all the wonderful flavors.
I’d love for your to submit them to Vegolicious, a vegetarian food photo gallery where readers can browse beautiful photos to discover new recipes and wonderful blogs. If you would like to share this recipe with our readers please submit a photo along with a link to this post.
Ashley @ Taste for Healthy says
These look amazing!! And the photos are beautiful! I will be making these for "game night" this weekend! 🙂 Thank you for sharing.
I can't wait to read more of your blog!
These look so wonderful! I eat these kinds of snacks all of the time, and this variation sounds great. I can see myself easily getting addicted to them!