Currently I am missing my beloved tortilla chips (hello New Years Eating Plan), so I wanted to make a healthy, crunchy snack to have on hand. I made a version of these Sweet and Salty Herb Roasted Nuts in the past, but they had butter and brown sugar. This version is healthier and fits a paleo diet. I used coconut oil and pure maple syrup as substitutes, and I also added fresh thyme. If you’d prefer a less spicy version, use less cayenne pepper.
Warning: these roasted cashews and almonds are addicting!
I also made a cheese tray for a New Year’s Eve gathering, and included these. By the way, I am kind of addicted to making cheese trays (unless I am eating dairy-free). I have a blog post with tons of tips on how to put together a perfect cheese platter. Adding these roasted nuts to the mix adds a variety of texture and flavor.