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Rosemary Roasted Nuts
Monday, June 11, 2012

Rosemary Roasted Nuts

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


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


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!


49 Responses to “Rosemary Roasted Nuts”

  1. #
    Jennifer | Mother Thyme — June 11, 2012 @ 6:22 am

    Love the pictures Cassie! It would be hard to keep my hands out of this nut bowl! I love rosemary so what a perfect compliment to roasted nuts.

  2. #
    Laurie {Simply Scratch} — June 11, 2012 @ 6:28 am

    Yeah I bet they are! Gorgeous shots Cassie!

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    Cindy James — June 11, 2012 @ 7:12 am

    All of the appetizers you served before the concert were delicious! Thanks so much. I will definitely fix the roasted nuts and use my rosemary out of my herb garden.

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — June 11, 2012 @ 7:38 am

    I will be making these. Great idea Cassie!

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — June 11, 2012 @ 8:07 am

    What a delicious, yet simple snack! I love snacking on nuts, but sometimes they really need a nice kick. The addition of rosemary and red pepper flakes must make these FULL of flavor and spice. Love the simplicity here!

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    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen — June 11, 2012 @ 8:08 am

    I love rosemary roasted nuts. I have almost the same recipe on my blog but with just almonds. Add rosemary to anything and I’m pretty much in love 🙂

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    Ali @ Gimme Some Oven — June 11, 2012 @ 8:27 am


    Um, people, these are RIDICULOUSLY delicious. I meant to have one. And then ended up grazing on them for an hour. So, so good! 🙂

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    Heidi @ Bits of Sunshine — June 11, 2012 @ 8:38 am

    mmmm! These look very tasty! And I bet they are a lot healthier then the already roasted ones – and with a hang of a lot more flavour – I would like to try this on straight peanuts! 🙂

  9. #
    Tina@flourtrader — June 11, 2012 @ 8:45 am

    These would make for an amazing snack! This seasoning you never see in snack nuts, not sure why because it has to taste great. Definitely worth a try-yum!

  10. #
    Deborah — June 11, 2012 @ 9:07 am

    I could definitely snack on these all day long!!

  11. #
    amy @ fearless homemaker — June 11, 2012 @ 9:23 am

    sounds great + we grow our own rosemary (+ lots of other herbs, too) so it would be fun to play around with other flavor combos. yum!

  12. #
    Holly — June 11, 2012 @ 9:29 am

    Mmmmmm these sound like a perfect snack!

  13. #
    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — June 11, 2012 @ 10:56 am

    These sound like the perfect snack!

  14. #
    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — June 11, 2012 @ 11:08 am

    Need. Some. Now.

    Like right now!!

  15. #
    Averie @ Averie Cooks — June 11, 2012 @ 11:12 am

    Over the holidays I made rosemary chipotle almonds and Scott is still talking about them. Rosemary is so good with nuts!

  16. #
    Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef — June 11, 2012 @ 11:23 am

    I love to make things I just can’t put down and then I rail against myself for making things I just can’t put down. Especially when I try to zip my jeans. These look wonderful.

  17. #
    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — June 11, 2012 @ 11:26 am

    This looks delicious!!!

  18. #

    I like to ave nuts somewhere next to me, It’s a great snack. And I love it roasted. But I envy that you grow it by yourself. My parents have a tree in their garden and I used to love to collect them. But now they live like 2000 km away from me…

  19. #
    Jen @ Savory Simple — June 11, 2012 @ 12:34 pm

    I love when mistakes lead to inspired recipes!

  20. #
    Ashley - baker by nature — June 11, 2012 @ 12:37 pm

    Such a super snacking idea!!

  21. #
    Kathryn — June 11, 2012 @ 1:06 pm

    Oh I love snacks like this, so tasty and just perfect with a cold drink!

  22. #
    Autumn@Good Eats Girl — June 11, 2012 @ 1:16 pm

    These sound great! I love rosemary and the addition of this with the mixed nuts sounds amazing!

  23. #
    Jackie @ Domestic Fits — June 11, 2012 @ 1:53 pm

    I’m with you, I could just snack all summer. Beautiful!

  24. #
    Let Me Eat Cake — June 11, 2012 @ 2:31 pm

    love rosemary! this sounds like the perfect snack, provided I don’t eat it all in one sitting 🙂

  25. #
    Sally @ Spontaneous Hausfrau — June 11, 2012 @ 2:33 pm

    Isn’t it great how rosemary makes everything taste so special! Plus, I’m sure your home smelled heavenly while these roasted.

  26. #
    Bev Weidner — June 11, 2012 @ 2:45 pm

    Oh I’m just NUTS over this!


  27. #
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — June 11, 2012 @ 2:53 pm

    Awesome snack recipe. I snack 24/7. It’s terrible. But now I get to snack on these awesome nuts!

  28. #
    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Pepper — June 11, 2012 @ 3:12 pm

    Yum! I love the flavor combination you used!!

  29. #
    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — June 11, 2012 @ 3:18 pm

    I love these, what a great snack/appetizer/foodie gift!

  30. #
    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — June 11, 2012 @ 4:25 pm

    These are a great snack idea! Definitely wouldn’t last long here!

  31. #
    Julia {The Roasted Root} — June 11, 2012 @ 7:15 pm

    I llllllllllllllllove rosemary nuts! Can’t get enough of them. I have to be careful when my hand is next to a bowl of nuts because I lose track of how many fistfulls I eat. Great recipe and kudos to growing your own herbs!

  32. #
    Baking Serendipity — June 11, 2012 @ 7:52 pm

    I am so into snacks over meals these days too…and these look absolutely perfect! There’s rosemary growing right outside my backdoor…making these next weekend 🙂

  33. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — June 11, 2012 @ 8:26 pm

    I could snack on nuts all day. They’re so addicting. The addition of rosemary sounds like such a great addition and flavor. Never thought to do that before, I love the idea!!

  34. #
    natalie@thesweetslife — June 11, 2012 @ 8:51 pm

    my mom makes these and i absolutely love them!! we’re growing rosemary this summer so I need to whip up a batch!

  35. #
    MyKidsEatSquid — June 11, 2012 @ 9:45 pm

    There’s something about the mix of rosemary and heat and nuts that’s just soooo satisfying. I make this solely with cashews but I like the idea of doing a mix. This pairs well with cheese too

  36. #
    Anna — June 11, 2012 @ 9:53 pm

    These are so definitely a meal replacement – yum! Isn’t growing your own herbs so rewarding?? If I could just stop killing my basil by overusing it…

  37. #
    Nami | Just One Cookbook — June 12, 2012 @ 2:30 am

    This sounds very easy to make! I’ll look for the same bag from Trader’s Joes and give this a try! I need more healthier snack option and this sounds wonderful!

  38. #
    Joanne — June 12, 2012 @ 6:51 am

    I am a HUGE fan of snacking no matter the season and flavored nuts are, coincidentally, my favorite snack! These sound delicious!

  39. #
    Tracey — June 12, 2012 @ 8:04 am

    I’m not a big fan of nuts, but I will definitely have to try these the next time we are entertaining. They’re the perfect quick and easy snack, and I know our friends and family would go crazy for them!

  40. #
    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — June 12, 2012 @ 8:44 am

    I love mixed nuts like this, Cassie! The rosemary must give them such a great flavor!

  41. #
    Ramona — June 12, 2012 @ 11:41 am

    I would love to snack on these!! Lovely flavors! 🙂

  42. #
    brandi — June 12, 2012 @ 12:14 pm

    yum! i roast them for christmas gifts – so good! love the rosemary.

  43. #
    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — June 12, 2012 @ 3:28 pm

    Never would have thought to used herbs! I have quite a few herbs I am growing, I will definitely have to try these!

  44. #
    Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama — June 12, 2012 @ 5:29 pm

    Oh yum! Great snack idea! I’d never have thought to use herbs.

  45. #
    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — June 12, 2012 @ 9:03 pm

    I could snack on nuts all the day long. Especially rosemary nuts such as this, one of my favorites! I like to make my own, too, but it usually ends up being around the holidays. Which isn’t right. It should be a year-round thing!

  46. #
    Jenn (eating bender) — June 12, 2012 @ 11:27 pm

    Oh my goodness, Cassie – your blog is BEAUTIFUL. I’m so excited to be a new reader and can’t wait to dig into your recipes. Glad we’re connected on Instagram, too. 🙂

    I’m the same way in the summer, by the way. Snacking is my middle name.

  47. #
    Baker Street — June 13, 2012 @ 1:44 am

    Fantastic idea, Cassie! Surely going to give this a try over the weekend 🙂

  48. #
    Kim | At Home WIth Kim — June 13, 2012 @ 6:15 am

    Cassie, these look like such a great snack. I know exactly what nuts you are talking about from TJ’s. GREAT father’s day treat idea!!!

  49. #
    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — June 15, 2012 @ 3:40 pm

    I’m so behind with my blog reading! These sound lovely. I only recently “made” nuts but I made the sugary kind. I have no idea why I’ve never thought of making savory nuts before. I guess I have sugar on my mind! And I’m with you on the snacking thing. I usually graze all day (yeah, like a cow) and don’t eat any meals. But I suppose that’s not exactly a good thing…

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