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Spicy Herb Roasted Nuts

James Carrier
Yield Makes 5 cups
This roasted nut recipe is perfect for the holidays as it features herbs traditionally used at Thanksgiving and Christmas, such as sage, thyme, and savory.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups almonds
  • 1 1/2 cups walnut halves
  • 1 cup hazelnuts
  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano leaves
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage leaves
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh savory leaves
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh marjoram leaves
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • About 1 teaspoon kosher salt

Nutrition Information

  • calories 217
  • caloriesfromfat 79 %
  • protein 4.2 g
  • fat 19 g
  • satfat 1.7 g
  • carbohydrate 11 g
  • fiber 2.3 g
  • sodium 77 mg
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Mix almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, pecans, maple syrup, cayenne, oregano, sage, thyme, rosemary, savory, marjoram, and oil in a 10- by 15-inch rimmed pan. Sprinkle nuts with 1 teaspoon salt.

  2. Bake in a 300° oven, stirring occasionally, until all liquid evaporates and nuts are golden under the skin (break open to test), about 45 minutes.

  3. Let cool. Taste and add more salt if desired.

  4. Nutritional analysis per 1/4 cup.

Cook's Notes

In lieu of fresh herbs, use dried ones (1/2 teaspoon of each). Store cool nuts airtight up to 3 days at room temperature or 1 month in the freezer.

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