These Cajun Spiced Peanuts are a healthy snack! A great protein packed nut recipe that is ready in just minutes using flavors from New Orleans.
Why You Will Love This Recipe
This spiced nut recipe is super fast and easy!
A great way to whip up a game day football snack or an appetizer for a party. And Mardi Gras!
Some spiced nuts like our Sweet and Spicy Cashews use egg white to adhere the flavors and require baking. But these nuts use a simple method of oil and toasting on the stove.
These cajun nuts are toasted and flavored without the hassle of boiling them.
Plus, these nuts are gluten free, keto low carb, dairy free, and vegan which makes them perfect for a crowd and so many dietary restrictions!
These are the ingredients you need to make the recipe:
This is the equipment you need to make the recipe:
First heat the pan and oil.
Add the nuts and toss them. This helps make sure the oil is well distributed to help the flavors stick everywhere!
Add the cajun seasoning and salt and toss to coat.
Then toast until the nuts are browning and everything is fragrant.
Modifications and Substitutions
Want it spicy? Add some cayenne pepper.
Use any nut, or mixture of nuts, as desired.
My homemade cajun seasoning is perfect for this recipe, and allows you to customize flavors exactly how you want them! But any cajun seasoning blend that you like or have will work great.
This is not necessary because we are using peanuts that have already been roasted once.
We use just a little bit of olive oil to get everything to stick!
The combination of the wet oil and the seasoning spices will stick to the peanuts.
Yes, you can do that before cooking if you are using salted peanuts.
However the easier way to do it is simply use them as-is, skip the additional salt at first, and then add more salt at the end as desired.
- 1 cup peanuts (see note 1)
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon cajun seasoning
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Heat the skillet over medium low heat.
- Add the oil.1 Tablespoon olive oil
- When the oil is warm, add the peanuts. Toss to coat.1 cup peanuts
- Add the cajun seasoning and salt. Toss to coat.1 teaspoon cajun seasoning, ¼ teaspoon salt
- Continue cooking to toast the nuts and spices until fragrant and the peanuts are turning a light golden brown. Stir occassionally.
- Season to taste as desired with more cajun seasoning and/or salt.
- Ideally you want to use peanuts that are roasted but plain (not dry roasted, just roasted). Salted or unsalted is fine, however if you use salted, skip the additional salt and then add more salt if desired to taste at the end.
- Peanuts can be served warm or room temperature.
- Store in an air tight container for up to 1 week.