Thursday, October 27, 2011

Curried Nuts

It seems to me that a lot of paleo snacks are sweet. Fresh fruit, dried fruit, Larabars, etc. all fulfill that need for sweet, but sometimes you just want something that's crunchy and a little bit salty. Lately I've been interested in flavored nuts as a salty, crunchy snack. I've seen several posts on Paleo blogs about dressing up mixed nuts with various spices. So I decided to try and make my own spiced nuts. The results were very good and even my non-Paleo friends were scooping them up by the handful. This mix contains Walnuts, Almonds and Sunflower seeds, but there are twice as many walnuts as other nuts. Walnuts are a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids, which helps to reduce inflammation in the body. So eat more Walnuts!

Curried Nuts
1/2 C almonds
2 C walnuts
1/2 C sunflower seeds
1 t curry powder
1 t salt (if nuts are already salted, omit salt)
1 T olive oil

In a skillet, toast nuts and seeds for about 2 minutes on medium high heat until they are just toasted. Mix curry powder and salt together in a small bowl and set aside. Remove toasted nuts from heat then add oil and mix to coat. Stir the spices into the nuts.

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