I was going to visit some of my college friends in NYC and I wanted to bring something to share.
I knew it couldn’t be anything liquid because I wasn’t planning on checking any bags for a simple weekend trip.Also, I knew we’d probably sit around having a few drinks the first evening while everyone was getting in.
The idea of mixed nuts came to mind, but I didn’t want to use sugar or extra oil as I’ve been trying to be a little healthier in my cooking lately.
This recipe for Moroccan Spiced Nuts is really simple and was a good option for the plane ride.However, they did stop me at security.
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How to Make Moroccan Spiced Nuts
Choose your nuts.I chose a mix of walnuts, pecans, pepitas, and almonds.Technically pepitas are seeds so I guess you can choose a mix of both.Of course, you can make this with just one type of nut or seed too.
Start by spreading the nuts and seeds on a large jelly roll pan or cookie sheet to roast in the oven.You could also pan roast them however since I had a large amount, the oven seemed easier.
Next, make a spice mix for the nuts.I used the same mix as the one in myMoroccan Beef Stewwith a little extra salt.
Here you can go to town with any mix of spices you like.Make it even easier and buy an already prepared spice mix from the store.
Spice Mix Ideas
- Italian – oregano, basil, rosemary, garlic, onion
- Ranch – parsley, dill, thyme, garlic, onion
- Mexican – chili, coriander, cumin, paprika, oregano
The mix I made was about 1/2 cup to give you an idea of how much you may need.
Stir the spices with the nuts and seeds while they are still hot.
Then let them dry before bagging them up or placing them in an airtight container.
They are a little spicy and salty which was a perfect accompaniment to cocktails.
I’m saving some for the family at our next get together.I’m pretty sure they will like them too.
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每份的量： 热量：86 总脂肪：8克 饱和脂肪：1克 反式脂肪：0克 不饱和脂肪酸：7克 胆固醇：为0mg 钠：133毫克 碳水化合物：2克 纤维：1克 糖：0克 蛋白：3克