Fabulous Recipe No. 32

Spice-Dusted Toasted Nuts

Colin's delicious recipe for Spice-Dusted Toasted Nuts is ideal for the chilly holiday season.

Spice-Dusted Toasted Nuts recipe.


  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander 
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin 
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne ­pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound raw peanuts, almonds and macadamia nuts
  • 2 teaspoons salt, or to ­taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 10 to 12 whole dried small red chili peppers, for garnish (optional) 


  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine the coriander, cumin and cayenne. Set ­aside. 
  2. Place the olive oil in a sauté pan over medium­-­high heat, add the nuts and toast them, stirring continually for 4 to 5 minuters until lightly browned.
  3. Dust the nuts with the spices and toast for another 2 to 3 minutes. Season with the salt and pepper and spread out to cool on a bed of paper towel. Once cool, place in a bowl and serve with the whole chili peppers as garnish.

-Colin Cowie

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