Herbed Nuts (with a little kick)

My friend Anna posted this recipe to Facebook a while back and I saved it in the hopes I’d eventually try making it. Today I finally got around to it, as I was trying to find an idea to round out a birthday gift. They were delicious. Adrian thought they were fantastic. The original recipe called for pecans and walnuts, but I substituted almonds for pecans (since I had the former and not the latter) and they went well.

Herbed Nuts

Yield: 4 cups

4 cups nuts (I used 2 cups almonds, 2 cups walnuts)
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 tablespoon dried rosemary
1 tablespoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon powdered sage
1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients and spread on a large ungreased cookie sheet with sides. Bake for ~20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes. Cool and store in airtight container.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Katie Greenlaw (Prince)
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 07:54:53

    Susan…those look great. I’ll have to try them. I make a similar version. They are SO addictive…love them!

    1 Pound roasted almonds, skin on
    2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
    3 Tablespoons fresh rosemary, finely chopped
    ½ Teaspoon ground cumin
    1 Teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    ½ Teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
    1 Tablespoon kosher salt, or to taste

    Melt butter in a sauté pan. Add rosemary, cumin, cayenne and pepper. Stir. Cook 30 seconds.

    Add almonds. Toss to coat evenly with butter mixture. Season, to taste, with salt. Serve at room temperature.


  2. susanegk
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 12:39:13

    That looks yummy, Katie!


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