Salt and Pepper Roasted Cashews

Salt and pepper roasted cashews have become a new favorite snack in our household.

Salt and Pepper Roasted Cashews in a dark bowl.

I was tired of paying those outrageous prices so I decided to give it try at home.

Tantalize your taste buds with these spice-kissed roasted cashews! So simple you will kick yourself for not trying this recipe sooner.

Why You’ll Love These

Perfect for snacks, lunches, cocktail hour, holiday parties, etc! Salty, peppery crispy cashews.

Raw cashews in black bowl small glass ramekins with spices and oil.

Ingredients

All you need are raw cashews, sea salt, fresh ground black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and a little canola oil.

Tips

  • Use whole raw cashews. You want them to be similar in size for even cooking.
  • Freshly coarsely ground black pepper to achieve that peppery bite.
  • Use sea salt or kosher salt. Table salt is fine granules and doesn’t adhere as easily. Coarse salt adds a nice crunch to salt and pepper cashews.
  • Watch them closely, you want a golden color. Not burnt!
  • Let cool completely. They will be slightly soft while warm, once cooled they are nice and crunchy!
Salt and Pepper Roasted Cashews in red cast iron skillet.

How to Make Salt and Pepper Roasted Cashews

Heat the oil in a large skillet over low heat.  Add the spices, give it a stir and cook until it’s very aromatic.  

Add the cashews, tossing to coat well, and continue to cook until the cashews are blistered and lightly browned.

Salt and Pepper Roasted Cashews in black bowl.

Let cool completely. They will still be slightly soft while they are warm. When cooled they will be nice and crunchy.

Close up of Salt and Pepper Roasted Cashews in black bowl.

Don’t pay for pre-packed salt and pepper roasted cashews. 100 times better and so quick and easy.

How do you cook cashews in the oven?

Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 8-12 minutes. Don’t walk away, stir occasionally, and watch them closely. As with most nuts they can burn quickly.

Storing

Let the spicy cashews cool to room temperature, place in an air-tight container or bag, and store at room temperature for up to 1 week.

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Salt and Pepper Roasted Cashews in a dark bowl.

Salt and Pepper Roasted Cashews Recipe

Salt and Pepper Roasted Cashews – Tantalize your taste buds with these spicy roasted cashews! So simple you will kick yourself for not trying this recipe sooner.
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Appetizer, Nuts, Snack
Cuisine: American, Indian
Keyword: cashews, roasted, salt and pepper, spicy
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 16
Calories: 174kcal
Author: Don’t Sweat The Recipe

Ingredients
 

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 1/2 – 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 – 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 pound raw cashews

Instructions

  • Warm the canola oil in a large skillet over low heat.
  • Add the black pepper, sea salt, onion powder and garlic powder. Cook and stir until the spices are aromatic about 1 minute.
  • Add the cashews, tossing to coat them well with the spice-infused oil.
  • Continue to cook, stirring constantly, until the cashews are slightly blistered and golden brown, about 4 minutes.

Notes

We like them with loads of salt and pepper. Adjust to your taste.

Nutrition

Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 367mg | Potassium: 193mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 2mg

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3 Comments

  1. Oh my goodness, Leigh, these look amazing! I adore cashews and the seasonings you have used are making my mouth water. Scheduled to pin. Thank you so much for sharing with Hearth and Soul. Hope to see you at the party again this week!5 stars

  2. Hai
    I ‘m Murli its hard to get powders of onion & garlic
    I took 1 onion medium size
    4 pods of garlic pinch of salt
    2 tbs whole black pepper
    1/2 tsp of refined oil all of them
    Coarsely grinded marinated
    with cashew nut rested for
    2 to 3 hrs .
    Next I ‘m trying with for sour taste.
    Thank U.5 stars

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