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.
- 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)
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
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!