Roasted Rosemary Cashews Recipe

September 25, 2014 4 Comments

Roasted Rosemary Cashews Recipe

Danger Alert. These Cashews Are Dangerously Addictive

If you are looking for a little sumpin sumpin to serve to friends and family, don’t have much time and want it to taste so good no one will be able to stop eating, this is the snack for you. Think about it, cashews are difficult enough to stop eating after the first one.  Make them savory, salty and spicy, for-get-about-it.

The recipe says to start with raw cashews but if you can’t find them, roasted cashews are just fine. Just shorten the time in the oven and really pay attention to not let them burn.

You can adjust the amount of spiciness with more or less red pepper flakes. Rosemary is an evergreen that works incredibly well with the cashews. Rosemary has a an astringent taste and is very aromatic. I like it with chicken but especially with lamb. I remember visiting a friend in southern California and she had giant rosemary bushes growing in her yard.

Roasted Rosemary Cashews Recipe

Roasted Rosemary Cashews Recipe


1 pound raw whole cashews

3 sprigs fresh rosemary, chopped fine

1 tablespoon salt

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper

1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

How To Prepare At Home

Preheat the oven to 375°F.

Prep the Ingredients

Remove the leaves (needles) from the rosemary and chop fine.

Roast the cashews on a baking sheet for 10 to 15 minutes until roasted. Keep an eye on the cashews so they don't burn.

When toasted a golden brown, remove from oven and combine with the rosemary, salt, olive oil, black pepper and red pepper flakes.

Taste and adjust the seasonings. If you like them hotter, add a little more red pepper flakes. Saltier? More salt.

Spicy Rosemary Cashews


Last modified on Tue 4 November 2014 9:53 am

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  1. Jamie says:

    I actually love cashews but these certainly put plain, old roasted cashews to shame. These are fabulous! But would I have to share them with guests?

  2. Alison RR says:

    Just made this and am thrilled with the recipe. Most recipes for Rosemary Cashews include brown sugar but I was looking for a totally savory nut. Great use for all that rosemary that grew this season.

  3. Alison says:

    Thanks do much for this fantastic recipe. Made them as a snack for Thanksgiving when my son was home from college and ever since then I have had to keep him supplied away at school. Hmmmmmm, maybe I shouldn’t be thanking you!

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