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Spicy Curried Mixed Nuts

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Fresh roasted and seasoned whole pecans and cashews are cooling on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.


When it comes to snacks, a generous serving of roasted and seasoned mixed nuts is one of my go-to choices. When it used to be more common for us to visit a convenience store for an afternoon snack or after school treat, I would almost always head straight for a small bag of trail mix or some variation of roasted nuts for myself. I’m not picky either, honey-roasted, spicy, sweet ‘n spicy…  just gimme, I love them all! 


Whole pecans and cashews are laying on a parchment paper-lined baking sheets. They are lightly-browned, roasted and speckled with spices.


However, as it is these days, we have been trying more often to recreate our favorite treats at home and avoid making unnecessary trips out of the house. I’ve recently been tinkering with a few variations of mixed nuts and I’ve been enjoying the experimentation process a great deal. This spicy curried version is only recipe for homemade mixed nuts I’m going to share this summer, but trust me there will be more recipes along these lines coming up!

I’m just saving the next phase of roasted nut recipes so I can dress the food up for the holidays in seasonal posts (food blogger problems, right??).


Spicy Curry seasoned nut mix is presented in small, white, heart-shaped bowl. The bowl is laying on a gray and white striped tea towel. A measuring spoon filled with golden curry powder and a small array of whole nuts lay beside the bowl for a pretty presentation.


I don’t mean to panic anyone, but as of today there are only 142 days until Christmas! And I might add, homemade gifts from your kitchen like some homemade roasted mixed nuts, in particular, make fantastic holiday treats for friends and family!! 

Feel free to substitute your favorite whole nuts into this recipe, or add in others as you prefer. Just make sure your choice of whole nuts are no more than 2 cups,  or you will need to increase the amounts listed for olive oil and for the spice blend to ensure the best flavor in this recipe!

I hope you enjoy these spicy, little treats as much as we did. Happy eating, my friends! xo – M

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Spicy Curried Mixed Nuts

Recipe by Marcelle at A Little Fish in the Kitchen Course: SnacksCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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This spicy roasted nut mix will hit the spot next time the craving for a savory snack hits! Feel free to substitute your favorite nuts in the same quantities in this recipe. Enjoy!


  • 1 cup unsalted whole cashews

  • 1 cups whole pecan halves

  • 1 -2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/8 teaspoon curry powder

  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1/8 teaspoon ground chili powder

  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • Preheat your oven to 325° Prepare a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Place nuts in a large mixing bowl and set aside. In a small bowl, combine the salt and all the spices and set aside.
  • Drizzle the olive oil over the nuts in the large bowl. Toss with the oil until nuts are well-coated. Sprinkle in the spice blend and stir until nuts are evenly coated. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet and spread out into a single layer.
  • Place baking sheet into the oven and roast nuts for 15 minutes stirred every 5 minutes to avoid burning the nuts.
  • Remove pan from the oven and allow spicy curried nuts to cool completely on a rack
  • Enjoy!

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  • Recipe from A Little Fish in the Kitchen blog at All content is owned by Marcelle G. Bolton. Please contact the author for permission to republish.


  1. I’m not a snacker but if I do snack it is on nuts. Your spiced nuts with curry sound great.

  2. I really like spiced nuts, but rarely use curry when I make them. Don’t know why not — the flavor works so well. Particularly with a cocktail to accompany them. 🙂

  3. Perfect. I need to make these right away!

    • Hey Chef, Mimi! They are actually a quick and easy snack. We love to make these for movie nights…which have been happening often for us these days!! Thank you so much!

  4. Love these – I assume you are using unsalted/unroasted nuts to start with? Let me know. I would love to make these. We need LOTS of snacks for all the zoomtails we are having… 🙂

    • Hey David, yes use unsalted/unroasted nuts! Thank you! 😊 I hope you enjoy them! We should to schedule a zoomtail time! I’ll be over to catch up on your blog soon!! I’ve seen so many delicious pics passing through my feeds!! xo

  5. I have absolutely ZERO self control when it comes to nuts. I would probably finish the whole batch at one go in no time. These sound and look so GOOD!

    • Hey Angie, thank you very much!! I hope you enjoy them, we have been munching away on these salty snacks! xo

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