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Spicy Herb Roasted Nuts

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.

Sunset NOVEMBER 1997

  • Yield: Makes 5 cups


  • 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


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.

Nutritional analysis per 1/4 cup.


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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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 217
  • Calories from fat: 79%
  • Protein: 4.2g
  • Fat: 19g
  • Saturated fat: 1.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 11g
  • Fiber: 2.3g
  • Sodium: 77mg
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg

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