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.
- 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
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread Almonds on a large baking sheet.
- 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
Amount Per ServingCalories 281Total Fat 25gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 21gCholesterol 0mgSodium 280mgCarbohydrates 11gFiber 5gSugar 4gProtein 9g