Chipotle-Lime Mixed Nuts

Mixed roasted nuts with a chipotle lime and brown sugar glaze.

  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Cook time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 cups

Ingredients

  • 4 cups mixed nuts (almonds, cashews, walnuts, pecans, etc.)
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • Grated zest of 2 limes
  • 3 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons chipotle powder (can sub chili powder, cayenne, Chinese five spice, Garam Masala, etc.)
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice

Method

1 Preheat oven to 350°F.

2 Make coating: "Muddle" the grated lime zest with the salt in a large bowl by mashing it around with the back of a wooden spoon. The salt and zest should intermingle into a paste.

Add the brown sugar and chipotle powder and mix well.

Whisk in the egg whites.

3 Toss with nuts: Add the nuts and mix to combine, until all of the nuts are well coated.

4 Bake: Place the nuts in a layer on a cookie sheet that has been lined with either parchment paper, foil, or Silpat. Bake at 350°F for 15-20 minutes, or until light golden brown.

Remove from oven, sprinkle lime juice over all the nuts and return to the oven for 2 minutes. Allow to cool before eating.