Let’s talk snacks today.  Maybe it’s because it’s already hot outside but I could care less about sitting down and having a real meal these days.  I would much rather snack. all. the. time.

We had some people over on Saturday night before a concert and instead of having dinner, we had lots of snacks.  I picked up a bag of mixed nuts at Trader Joe’s and realized I bought unsalted nuts.  So what to do?  Use them with some fresh herbs that I am growing myself!

I roasted them on Friday, and then Ali stopped by, and we started snacking.  AND we kept snacking.  And kept snacking!  They were so good.  She said “have you blogged these?”  I’m not sure why I never had, so here they are.  They are so simple, so flavorful and so versatile.  Use whichever nuts and herbs that you have on hand for one killer summer snack!

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Rosemary Roasted Nuts

Yield: 4 cups

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

4 cups mixed nuts (see note below)
1 Tbs. olive oil
2 Tbs. fresh rosemary, chopped
1 tsp. coarse sea salt, divided
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp. black pepper

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a 10x15 jelly roll pan (or high sided baking sheet) with parchment paper.

Place the nuts in a large bowl. Add the olive oil, rosemary, 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, crushed red pepper and black pepper. Stir until very well combined and the nuts are well coated.

Place in an even layer on the prepared baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Watch during the final 10 minutes as the nuts can burn quickly depending on your oven.

Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the remaining sea salt and stir well. Allow the nuts to cool and then store in an airtight container.

Cassie's Notes:
You can use any fresh herbs in this recipe. I am sure a combination would be lovely.

I bought a bag of mixed nuts from Trader Joe's that included peanuts, almonds, cashews, pecans, hazelnuts, Brazil nuts. I also added more cashews and almonds, along with some sunflower seeds because those are what I had on hand. Feel free to mix in whatever you like!