Chili Lime Spiced Almonds


chili lime spiced almonds

My husband always surprises me with what he brings home from the store.  I do probably 99% of the shopping in our house, but every once in awhile I have him stop for something, or he decides to stop on his own.  Back in January, he went out to run some mysterious errands.  He came home with a bag full of nuts.  And by bag full, I mean Target sized bag full.  Apparently somewhere had a sale on Pistachios, so he went to stock up.  He LOVES pistachios.  He also loves a good deal.  So why not pick up mass quantities, they are sale?! Along with pistachios he picked up one lone bag of Chili Lime Almonds.  He and my 7 year old went to town on those almonds.  I was very surprised how much my son liked them.

About a week later Black Peppercorn posted a recipe for Chili Lime Peanuts.  I immediately pinned the recipe and knew I was going to make it with Almonds.  Well, I finally got around to it.  These were so easy!!  Like 5 minutes of work, easy.  I am not a huge nut lover, but I know they are really good for you.  So these are great to have around for a quick afternoon snack.

You can adjust the heat level with these by adding more cayenne.  The amount called for just gives it a tiny background heat.  Not too much for my 7 year old who does not like hot things.  So if you are sharing with just adults, I would double it.

Yields 10

Lime and chili powder on almonds

5 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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  • 3 cups almonds
  • 1/4 cup lime juice (about 2 limes)
  • 2 Tbls chili powder
  • 1 Tbls salt
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • 2 Tbls olive oil
  • 1 Tbls honey


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread Almonds on a large baking sheet.
  2. In a small bowl mix together everything but the almonds. Pour mixture over the nuts, and stir evenly to coat. Make sure the nuts are in a single layer on the baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Cool completely, then store in an air tight container.


Adapted from Black Peppercorn




  1. Hey Erin. Thanks for the linkback! I have made the recipe with almonds and they turned out great as well. I actually made them with mixed nuts a couple times. YUM! Now you got me craving them again. LOL. Hope you have a wonderful day

  2. I currently have pecans and almonds sitting in my pantry. I’m wondering how this would work with pecans?

    These look DIVINE!!!

    • I would work great with pecans! I have heard of people using mixed nuts with it too – so use whatever you have!

  3. I love chile with lime, and almonds are so good for you! What a great snack, appetizer, or hostess gift!

  4. This looks like I could tuck right in! Yum :)

  5. Belinda says:

    Yum – can’t wait to try!
    I love this curry nut recipe. I have also used almonds in this.

  6. I love these already. Why is it that husbands always buy the most off-the-wall things? Sometimes they turn out OK though, for example, chili lime almonds. They are right up my alley!

  7. Great flavors and healthy snack idea :)

  8. I never tried anything like this before and I can’t wait to taste them. My husband is the same. When I ask him to buy something, he takes home gigantic bags of of them that gives me a problem of cooking everything!

  9. What a great flavored nut… Steve is really wonderful with those bold flavors!! Well done to both of you. :)

  10. I wonder how long these would stay fresh after making? They look delish :-)

  11. I love these almonds – the flavors sound delicious! The photos look amazing! Great recipe :-)

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  12. These look fantastic and I’m a fan of The black Peppercorn’s recipes (and yours) so I know they’re good!

  13. I adore a seasoned nut recipe! This combination is right up my alley and need to pin right away along with making this delish recipe. Nice photos!!!!

  14. Love the chili lime flavor in these almonds! I like those big bags of nuts from Costco, also like to buy nuts at Trader Joe’s. I like to bake with nuts, put them in salads and just nibble on them for a snack. My husband and I would both love this recipe, thanks for passing it along;-)

  15. Oh I LOVE this! I’m practically a squirrel, I love nuts. I love the spiced ones too…definitely going to try making my own!

  16. yum yum yum. I have never made flavoured nuts, although I have always wanted to!

  17. Mmmm I love the sound of these. Chilli and lime go so well together, I bet it would be hard to stop eating these.

  18. Mmmm, mmmm, mmm. I have a chili lime nut recipe too, that is going into our next cookbook. Yours look delish!

  19. I love these! I’ve been all about snack foods lately, and these are perfect!

  20. Hi Erin, this is super perfect for summer, I love eating almonds in sweet sauce, this is kind a different but I know it is great.

  21. I rarely buy nor make flavored nuts because I simply can not stop eating them!
    Boy, how I love snacking on them and then I wonder how I earth I can’t get rig of the “baby weight”

  22. love the sound of this!

  23. These sound so tasty! I love almonds! I need to try making my own spiced nuts. Sounds so easy!

  24. Chili and lime sounds good! I love almonds most among all kinds of nuts. :-)

  25. Chile and lime is a great combination! I find myself eating almonds for breakfast, lunch, and snacks – quick, easy, and healthy :) Happy Mother’s Day, Erin!

  26. I buy the thai chile lime cashews from Trader Joe’s and absolutely love them! These remind me a little of them, so I know that I would love them… have to save and try these!

  27. Yum! I am the only one in my family that likes nuts, so I would happily eat a target-sized bag of these. I also love how easy they are, perfect party food!

  28. I love the flavors used here! I would imagine they would go over really well in my household…addicting no doubt :)

  29. I made these and they were totally burned at 18 minutes. Stupidly for me, I wasn’t keeping an eye on them. Don’t go beyond 15 and start checking at 12. Mine are ruined and inedible.


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