Chilli, Lime & Mango Roasted Nuts

Servings: 10Chilli Lime Mango Roasted Nuts

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup raw, organic almonds
  • 1 cup raw, organic cashew nuts
  • 1 cup raw, organic Brazil nuts
  • 1 cup raw, organic walnuts
  • 1 cup raw, organic pecans
  • 2 tablespoons mango powder
  • 2 tablespoons kaffir lime leaves
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1-2 red chilies (depending on your taste)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil (butter or macadamia nut oil also work)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 170°C, 335°F, gas mark 3.
  2. De-stalk the kaffir lime leaves and finely chop. Add to a small bowl and mix in the lime zest.
  3. Finely chop the chilli and mix in with the lime. Set aside.
  4. Mix 1 tablespoon of mango powder with the salt and set aside. 
  5. Pour the oil into a baking tray and heat in the oven for 1 minute. Then remove from the oven and add all of the nuts. Mix well until they are evenly coated in the oil.
  6. Add the chilli/lime ingredients and mix well until the nuts are evenly coated.
  7. Then add the mango/salt mixture and combine well. Spread the nuts into a single layer on the baking tray.
  8. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes but stir the nuts every 5 minutes.
  9. After 15 minutes, remove the nuts from the oven and sprinkle the remaining mango  powder over the nuts. Stir while they are still hot. 
  10. Allow to cool on the baking tray before serving.
  11. Store leftover nuts in an airtight container at room temperature.
  12. Enjoy!

What’s nourishing about this recipe…

Nuts are packed with protein, which can help you stay energised throughout the day. The ingredients in this recipe provide a crunchy, yet mildly sweet and zingy addition - all providing antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids.

Not only are mangos delicious, they are a good source of vitamins C, A and B6. They contain beta-carotenes, which help to maintain healthy mucous membranes and skin, and help to protect our vision.  

Chillies are an excellent source of vitamin C and A. They have been shown to raise metabolic rate, increase energy expenditure and can help stimulate digestion. Also, studies have shown that chilli consumption can help reduce insulin resistance and hyperinsulinemia (high insulin levels) often associated with type 2 diabetes.