I am a grazer – I tend to eat smaller meals and add in snacks throughout the day. In theory, this is a healthier way to eat. But that theory goes out the window if you’re reaching for chips or candy all day long. I need something new that isn’t over-processed. A snack like cashews is ideal because the protein helps me feel full without eating a huge portion.
The biggest issue I have with the seasoned nuts I find in my local stores is that the salt and seasoning tends to be over the top. Yes, I want flavor but I don’t want to still taste my snack an hour after eating it. I kept the spice mild so you won’t get overwhelmed here but you can easily take things up a notch if you want to.
- These are full of flavor but not necessarily spicy. If you want to add more heat, increase the amount of cayenne pepper into the blend.
- Don’t skip out on stirring the cashews periodically during the roasting process – this helps to give them an even roast.
Chili Lime Roasted Cashews
2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
½ teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon paprika
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
¼ chipotle chili pepper
¼ chili powder
1 lb raw cashews
Preheat oven to 250°F and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. In a medium bowl, whisk together lime juice and honey. Add in all seasonings and whisk until well blended. Stir cashews into spice mixture until they are evenly coated. Spread cashews on lined baking sheet and roast for 30 minutes, stirring every 5-10 minutes. Cashews will take on a golden, reddish color but should not blacken. Spread roasted cashews on paper towels and allow to fully cool before eating.