Roasted Salted Cashews

Roasted Salted Cashews
Lately I have been snacking A LOT on roasted cashews.  If you don’t know, organic roasted cashews can be a bit pricey and I found my favorite snack would disappear quicker than I would like for the price I was paying.  Since I purchased some raw organic cashews in bulk (on sale), I thought I’d try roasting them myself.  After some research, it was nice to see that I could roast them in a method that wouldn’t involve added oils.

Nuts and seeds are the perfect healthy snack.  They are filled with healthy fats, omega 3, fiber, protein, vitamin E and more.  These are all essential nutrients for a healthy body and a healthy heart.

Each kind of nut has a variety of minerals.  Cashews are a great snack choice for a vegetarian diet.  (I am not a vegetarian, but I don’t eat red meat often)  Cashews are rich in iron, zinc, and magnesium.

Ingredients:

  • 8 cups filtered water
  • 2 tbsp sea salt
  • 2 heaping cups raw organic cashews

1.  Preheat oven to 325 F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. Add water to a pot and bring to a boil.  Once water is boiling add sea salt and stir.  Add cashews to boiling water.
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3.   Boil cashews for about 2 -3 minutes until cashews float to the top.
Roasted Salted Cashews

4. Drain cashews.  Place cashews on a clean towel and pat them dry.
Roasted Salted Cashews  Roasted Salted Cashews

5.  Put cashews on lined baking sheet and sprinkle with a little extra sea salt to taste.
Roasted Salted Cashews

6.  Bake for 20 – 25 minutes.  Check and stir the cashews every ten minutes so they can roast evenly.  Keep an eye the last 5 minutes of cooking time, they can quickly become overdone if you’re not careful.  Remove and let sit about 10 – 15 minutes before snacking, this gives them time to cool and crisp up.
Roasted Salted Cashews

Once cooled, store in an airtight container.  These have a light saltiness and the perfect crunch.  Beware, these are addicting… Enjoy!

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