Today I busted out an old favorite my mom always makes. This mixture is perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon, a 3 o’clock pick me up, or even can be accompanied by a cold beer. The best part is you can use a variety of nuts and ingredients to suit your taste.
The one I made today was from a box of unsalted nuts that was sitting the in pantry. The combo has cashews, pecans, pistachios, and almonds.
To start, throw whatever combo of nuts you want in a pan on low heat on the stove. Then season with some salt, pepper, turmeric, and cayenne pepper. My mom also uses a little pomegranate powder to give it a little citic/lime/lemon-y taste. When in doubt, cook like an Indian: there is no measurements, just take a guess and taste it; if you don’t like it, add a little more.
Let the nuts warm up slightly and stir them around in the seasoning. Once warm, take off the heat and enjoy. You can eat them warm right away or let them cool and save them for later. The best part of this recipe is that it is healthy and is so easy to make it your own. As you can see I even threw in some chia seeds in mine and paired it with a green smoothie to make it a healthy alternative to nibble on.
What do you think? What nuts/spices would you use?