Every now and then, people want to snack. Of course, it’s easy to reach for a bag of potato chips, pretzels or peanuts. And in moderation, each of these is fine. But, there are healthier – and tastier – alternatives: like this smokey and delicious snack packed with protein, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants!

Roasted Curry Cashews [Vegan]

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Ingredients

Cashews:

  • 2 cups raw cashews (no salt or other ingredients added)

Spicy marinade sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon yellow curry paste, homemade or store-bought
  • 1 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
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Preparation

  1. Oven at 350°F.
  2. Spread the raw cashews on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and roast on middle rack in preheated oven for 5 minutes.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the spicy marinade sauce.
  4. Take out the partially roasted cashews and transfer them into a medium-size bowl. Add the marinade and toss until the cashews are coated throughout.
  5. Transfer the spiced cashews back onto the same baking sheet with parchment and spread them out. Roast in the oven at the same temperature for another 10 minutes.
  6. When done, transfer the roasted cashews into a large platter to cool. If need be, while they are still hot, add some extra spice(s) or salt that suit your taste.
  7. Let them cool completely before enjoying. The cashews will get crunchy as they cool. Store in a glass jar with a lid.
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