Cajun Spiced Walnuts

A spicy kick makes these spiced walnuts a perfect pre-dinner nibble with drinks. Prepare them a day ahead if you can, as the flavors blend and mellow overnight.

Ingredients

1 egg white

1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

1½ teaspoon mixed dried herbs (such as thyme, basil and oregano)

1½ teaspoon garlic salt

1 teaspoon paprika

2 cups California walnut halves and/or pieces

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.  Coat a large, shallow baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, mix egg white, garlic salt, dried herbs, cayenne pepper and paprika with a whisk or fork until blended.
  3. Add California walnut halves and pieces and toss until they are evenly coated, then spread in the prepared baking pan.  Bake 16-18 minutes, stirring once after about 8 minutes, until the walnuts look dry and toasted.  Remove from the oven and cool completely.
  4. Store in an airtight container.  Makes 2 cups.
Cajun Spiced Walnuts

Nutritional Information

Based on 2 servings.

Per serving:

Calories

201

Total Fat     

20g

Saturated Fat  

2g

Monounsaturated Fat     

3g

Polyunsaturated Fat

15g

Cholesterol

0mg

Sodium

282mg

Carbohydrates

5g

Dietary Fiber      

2g

Protein

5g