Last updated on March 30th, 2020 at 01:35 pm
These roasted zesty chili lime cashews have a little kick to them with a bright, zesty finish. Tossed in olive oil and lime zest with a red pepper finish. Great for game-day snacking!
Chili lime cashews are a great snack that is healthy and also full of flavor. Buckle up because you are going to love this recipe.
are cashews healthy?
Most people think that cashews are a nut, but really they are a legume or bean. If you are currently living a Paleo lifestyle, these are not for you. But feel free to use this recipe and make almonds if you like.
Cashews are full of zinc, healthy fats, and vitamin E which are all good things to have. So don’t fret, cashews are a healthy snacking option!
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how long dies it take to roast raw cashews
It takes about an hour to roast raw cashews, but it is totally worth it! Brooks and I buy all sorts of nuts in bulk and toast them in large batches. That way we always have some healthy snacks on hand.
When you are roasting cashews, be sure to do it in a single layer and on low heat like 200F and be sure to stir them often.
Just take me to the chili lime cashews already!
If you’d rather skip my (very helpful, I think) tips and tricks, essential cooking info, and similar recipe ideas – and get straight to this delicious easy spicy lime cashews recipe – simply scroll to the bottom of the page where you can find the printable recipe card.
how to make spicy lime cashews
Making seasoned nuts is as easy as mixing up your favorite spices and herbs and tossing the nuts in them.
Some recipes will have you mix the coating, toss in the nuts, and then bake them. This works great for sweeter coatings but it’s not necessary for spicy ones.
I like to mix a little oil with the spices and set aside. Once the cashews are warm and toasty, toss them in the spicy oil and set aside. The warm nuts will absorb the flavors and be oh so delicious!
other spicy snacks
other seasoned nuts
- buttery roasted pecans
- rosemary seasoned pepitas
- taco spiced pumpkin seeds
- lemony thyme almonds
- bagel seasoned almonds
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Try these tasty zesty chili lime cashews while screaming at your favorite team!
how to make chili lime cashews
- 1 pound raw cashews
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 tablespoon lime zest
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- Place raw cashews on a lined baking sheet.
- Preheat oven to 400F.
- Roast nuts in the oven for about 7 minutes. You will be able to smell the nuts when they are done. Be sure not to overcook!
- While the nuts are roasting, mix all the other ingredients in a small cup and stir to combine.
- When cashews are done, place nuts in a heat-proof bowl.
- Stir in the oil mixture and toss to coat evenly.
- Place coated cashews back on the baking sheet and toast for 1 more minute to dry the mixture.
- Remove and serve.
- Uneaten cashews (if there are any) can be stored in an air-tight container for up to 2 weeks.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1 ounce
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 165Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 37mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 5g
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