Oven roasted nuts – the perfect snack!

Summertime. A party or just a quiet evening on the balcony – or in the garden, maybe a glass of wine or a beer. Sounds great – but something is missing! The snacks! We always have loads and loads of nuts at home, but to be honest – they are quite boring to eat, just like that, on their own. So :here’s how you spice things up: Roast the nuts – and flavor them while you’re at it! I’ll tell you how I make our two favorite versions.

oven roasted nuts This is how it goes,

  • Start by washing the nuts. Just let them soak in water and rinse a few times.

 Meanwhile turn the oven on – to 180 C (350 F)

 Then put the nuts in a big bowl. Feel free to mix different kinds. I took paranuts (also called Brazilian nuts) and almonds since they are two of the more healthy ones. (Peanuts, not technically a nut – being one of the least healthy ones btw, so leave them out, will you?)

In the first mix I had

  • 400 g (14 ounce) nuts – 200g / 7 ounce each of almonds and paranuts.
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons oil (I had sesame oil, but use what you have
  • 1 teaspoon dried onion (can be found among the spices in the shop)
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • and optionally, a drizzle of honey (less than a teaspoon should still be plenty)

Oven roasted nuts

Mix around and then spread out on parchment paper on a baking tray.

Roast in the oven for about 12 minutes. Take out, let cool down, and then munch away!

 

Second batch I made of almonds only. No reason – just felt like.

  • I had 200 g (0.7 ounce) almonds
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon oil (again – I had sesame oil, but feel free to use what you have)
  • 1 teaspoon dried onion
  • 1 teaspoon dried paprika powder
  • and chili powder – to taste. I didn’t overdo it since the kids would have complained… Just a little sprinkle.
  • also here I drizzled some honey over the mix – less than half a teaspoon

almond mix

Same again – mix around and then spread on a parchment paper on a baking tray. Roast in the oven for about 12 minutes. Take out, let cool down, and then munch away!

roasted nuts, almonds and paranuts

Enjoy,

Liesel