Nuts are one of my “go to” snacks that keep me satiated and provide a good source of healthy fats, protein, fiber as well as vitamins and minerals. They are also on my list of anti-inflammatory snacks to support my joint health.
Most of the time, I choose raw nuts. Occasionally, however, it is fun to change things up and have a treat of roasted nuts! Unfortunately, when searching the grocery store, it can be hard to find a delicious roasted nut that doesn’t have a lot of added sugars or other strange ingredients. This recipe to the rescue!!
I have found a great way to roast nuts so that just the right amount of salt sticks to them perfectly every time.
The recipe only takes 15 minutes, plus cooling time, so roast a batch on the weekend to have handy for snacking. Once cooled, they keep well in a glass jar on the counter.
Perfectly Roasted and (Lightly) Salted Nuts
- 4 cups nuts I use almonds or pecans
- 1 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Place nuts in a strainer and rinse well with filtered water. Make sure you get all the nuts wet as it is the water that helps the salt to stick.
- Place rinsed nuts in a bowl and toss well with sea salt.
- Spread tossed nuts on parchment paper and place in oven for 8 minutes, then stir them to ensure all sides get evenly dried, and roast for another 7 minutes. Keep watch during the last few minutes because if you have a hotter oven, you nuts might be done sooner. You don't want the nuts to burn!
- Remove from oven and stir in olive oil if desired (keep stirring until all nuts are evenly coated). Let nuts cool on the pan before eating. Enjoy!