Friday, July 30

TGIF Foods: Chipotle-Lime Peanuts

chipotle-lime peanuts

It's the weekend. Time to indulgence.

Whether you're sipping a minty mojito by the pool or chugging an icy cold beer by the grill, you're going to need something salty to munch on. I've got ya covered.

Meet chipotle-lime peanuts. They're everything a munchie food should be -- crunchy, salty, spicy, and sweet.


Chipotle-Lime Peanuts
Yields 2 cups
Print recipe only here.

2 cups unsalted peanuts
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons honey
The juice of 1 lime (about 1 1/2-2 tablespoons)
1 heaping tablespoon chipotle powder
1 teaspoon sea salt

1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper.

2. In a small bowl, whisk all ingredients except peanuts. Add peanuts and toss until well coated. Transfer to baking sheet and spread out in a single layer. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until sauce begins to dry up and peanuts are fragrant. Note: Peanuts will be sticky because of the honey.

You might also enjoy these appetizers from Food Blogga:
Maple Walnut Popcorn
Spicy Black Bean Dip and Chips
Buffalo Wings with Blue Cheese Dressing

You might also enjoy recipe featuring peanuts:
Spicy Indian Slaw with Peanuts recipe from Nutrition Unplugged
Goi Coun with Peanut Hoison Dipping Sauce from Sunday Nite Dinner
Asian Cabbage Salad with Sesame Seeds and Peanuts Recipe from Kalyn's Kitchen


Kara said...

Uh, yes please and thank you! These look so perfect... super tasty but easy to throw together! Can't wait to try them!

Peter M said...

ANYTHING with chipotle works for me. Why, I'd even eat chipotle cupcakes!

The French said...

Love homemade snacks. I always want to buy these kinds of things at the store, but they're usually loaded down with a bunch of crap. So thanks for this!

Love the lime with chipotle:)

Kalyn Denny said...

You had me at Chipotle-lime! So much more healthful than chips too!

Margot said...

Delicious!! I'm crazy for nuts nowadays, thank you for the tip :)

Susan from Food Blogga said...

kara-So easy and super tasty!

peter-I think you're on to something! ;)

the french-These are healthy b/c they're not loaded with salt and oil.

kalyn-They are indeed, and packed with protein.

margot-You're welcome!

Liz said...

How would these be without the honey?

cindy said...

mmmm, looks and sounds delicious! i love the chili coated peanuts, but they are kinda hard to find here. these look even better, and don't have that red stuff to get all over your fingers!

Jessica @ How Sweet said...

Holy yum. I would eat like 2lbs of these.

Joanne said...

These look addictive. The perfect thing to enjoy with a nice cold beer. Definite indulgence food.

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Ole! And I have everything in the pantry to make them today.

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

Crunchy, salty, spicy, and sweet all in one handful sounds good to me Susan.

RamblingTart said...

Ooooo, these are fantastic, Susan!! I adore roasted, spiced nuts but forgot how much until I saw your post today. Thank you!! :-)

Carol said...

These sound addictive! Honey and chipotle in the same recipe? I LOVE it!

Lori Lynn said...

Sounds great, yep, pass the mojito!

Cookie baker Lynn said...

Mmm, these sounds addictive! I think I'll make up a batch of these for my son's birthday. Thanks for the recipe!

Jonny said...

forgive my louche ways if I refuse to wait for the weekend to indulge in delicious spicy salty peanuts. I'll have them whenever I please (please)!

Shannon said...

I made these the other night, and they were DELICIOUS! Great smoky flavor with a slight sweetness and tang from the honey and the lime. :)

The Teacher Cooks said...

Peanuts are my all time favorite snack. Chipotle makes them even better!

g@curdsandwine said...

I chopped this up a little and put them on a romaine salad with a thai-inspired citrus dressing. The dressing had sesame oil plus a little vegetable oil, rice-wine vinegar, orange & lime juice, soy sauce, honey, dijon mustard, and a dash of fish sauce. It was so refreshing, and the peanuts really made it perfect!