Sweet and Spicy Mixed Nuts
Recipe by Hopson Grace
While it may seem like a contradiction, pairing sweet and spicy is a food trend that isn't going away. When spice is added to sweet, it gives food an unexpected kick. The two classic flavours are powerful when combined, despite being counterintuitive. If you're not convinced, try these sweet and spicy mixed nuts, where honey and hot pepper come together for an intoxicating result. Matching heat with sweet is a Yin and Yang formula, and as we all know, opposites attract.
1 cup unsalted almonds
1 cup unsalted cashews
1 cup pecans
1 cup walnuts
⅓ cup pepitas (raw pumpkin seeds)
⅓ cup raw honey
1 tbsp crushed red pepper flakes
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp kosher salt
2 tsp fresh rosemary, finely chopped
Preheat oven to 350°.
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes.
Upon removal from the oven, break up any clusters and let cool. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.