Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Spicy Cashews


I like a good salty, but not unhealthy snack that I can munch on frequently. Though my favorite snack, cheese, doesn't necessarily fit this category, my 2nd favorite, nuts, do.


I eat nuts and nut butters all the time, buying raw and preparing my own whenever possible. The pre-spiced varieties always have corn syrup and sugar and other stuff which I don't care for on my nuts.


My favorite nuts may be pecans, but my favorite nuts to "spice up" are cashews. I toss raw cashews with a lil oil, toss them with salt, roast them at 325 for 10 minutes, then toss them with some spicy chili powder. Now there's a snack that's much healthier than all that overprocessed junk, yet still satisfyingly salty and crunch.

5 comments:

Vivien said...

I find baking cashew with seasalt is good to go, a healthy snack :)

Leigh said...

where I work, we toss cashews in ginger oil with five spice, cayenne, S & P, and some butter then bake in the flavor...they are awesome, keep up the good work

Miriam the Mommy said...

Can you give me rough proportions of the nuts to oil to salt? Recipes I've found really vary, and inevitably the salt (or whatever spices) aren't sticking enough...

(btw, I really enjoy your blog, thanks!)

Nick N said...

miriam, I just put a small amount of oil in the bottom of a bowl then throw in the nuts and toss, adding more oil if they don't have a good coating (it doesn't take much). I then just sprinkle the salt and spices on. A good amount will inevitable fall off- something I'm trying to fix as well.

cms <3 said...

try roasted nuts with garam masala. yum!