Turmeric Spiced Nuts

 

Nuts are a great snack and I always try to have them on hand.  If I am hungry an hour or two before   lunch or dinner and craving a cookie, I grab a handful and they are quite satisfying.  I also like to put them out with a cheese board as an added accompaniment with olives and my pickled jalapeno peppers.  Inspired by turmeric, I found a recipe and played around with it and this is the result.  They also make a great gift!

Note:  You can read about the healing benefits of turmeric, cumin, cinnamon, and other herbs and spices on this site in the category “Karen’s Ingredients”.  Enjoy!

Yields:  about 2 to 3 cups

Ingredients:

2 to 3 cups of your favorite raw nuts (I used cashews, almonds, pecans, and pistachios, just because that is what I had on hand)

2 to 3 teaspoons of oil (I used olive oil, but I would also use coconut or a vegetable oil)

2 to 3 Tablespoons of an organic honey

1 teaspoon of the following spices – Cinnamon, Cayenne, Cumin, Curry, and Turmeric

Pinch or two of  sea salt

 

1.  In a large bowl, toss nuts with the spices and salt.

2.  Add oil and honey, stirring to combine well.

3.  Spread nuts evenly on a sheet pan.

4.  Place in a preheated 350 degree oven and roast for about 15 to 20 minutes, checking every 5 minutes, until they are a deep brown.

5.  After removing from oven, let cool for a moment, and transfer to a bowl, tossing to separate nuts.

6.  Keep in a jar where handy for a quick, healthful, and filling snack.

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