Garlicky Mixed Nuts

Garlicky Mixed NutsRecipe
Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham


Spiced nuts make a great stir-in for pasta.


Makes 6 to 8 servings
Total time: 10 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 10 Minutes
Total: 10 Minutes


1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup pine nuts
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1/4 cup blanched hazelnuts
1/3 cup olive oil
1/2 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1/3 cup golden raisins
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
1 teaspoon loosely packed orange zest
1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
1/4 teaspoon table salt
1 large garlic clove, sliced


Cook pecans, pine nuts, almonds, and hazelnuts in hot olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat, stirring constantly, 2 minutes or until toasted. Remove from heat. Stir in parsley, raisins, thyme, orange zest, dried crushed red pepper, salt, and sliced garlic. Pour mixture into 1 (8-oz.) jar. Store in refrigerator up to 2 weeks.

TO MAKE PASTA WITH GARLIC NUTS: Cook Garlicky Mixed Nuts in 2 Tbsp. hot olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat 1 to 2 minutes or until fragrant. Toss with 16 oz. hot cooked pasta. Serve immediately with grated Parmesan cheese.