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Cajun Spiced Peanuts

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Cajun Spiced Peanuts are a fast and easy snack recipe! The perfect healthy appetizer for game day, the Super Bowl, a holiday like Mardi Gras, or a party. Great for a dietary restriction: gluten free, dairy free, keto low carb, vegetarian, vegan, sugar free. High in protein.
Cajun Spiced Peanuts in a white bowl with a dried red pepper

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.

Cajun Spiced Peanuts in a white bowl with a dried red pepper

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!

Ingredients

These are the ingredients you need to make the recipe:

Peanuts

Cajun Seasoning

Olive Oil

Salt

Equipment

This is the equipment you need to make the recipe:

Measuring Cups

Measuring Spoons

Small Skillet

Spatula

Instruction Overview

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.

The Cajun Spiced Peanuts in a small skillet with a spatula

Modifications and Substitutions

Want it spicy? Add some cayenne pepper.

Use any nut, or mixture of nuts, as desired.

Kim’s Tips

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.

FAQs

Do you soak peanuts in salt water before roasting?

This is not necessary because we are using peanuts that have already been roasted once.

How do you get salt to stick to peanuts?

We use just a little bit of olive oil to get everything to stick!

How do you flavor unsalted nuts?

The combination of the wet oil and the seasoning spices will stick to the peanuts.

Can you rinse the salt off 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.

Cajun Spiced Peanuts in a small white bowl on a counter
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Cajun Spiced Peanuts in a white bowl with a dried red pepper

Cajun Spiced Peanuts

Cajun Spiced Peanuts are a fast and easy snack recipe! The perfect healthy appetizer for game day, the Super Bowl, a holiday like Mardi Gras, or a party. Great for a dietary restriction: gluten free, dairy free, keto low carb, vegetarian, vegan, sugar free. High in protein.
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Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 30 Min or Less, Dairy Free, Football, Game Day, Gluten Free, Holiday, Keto/Low Carb, Vegan, Vegetarian
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings (1 cup total)
Calories: 240kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

  1. 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.
  2. Peanuts can be served warm or room temperature.
  3. Store in an air tight container for up to 1 week.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Sodium: 154mg | Potassium: 283mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 246IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2mg

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By on January 18th, 2023

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Kim has grown up with a passion for cooking good food! You can find her in the kitchen experimenting with new recipes, making dog treats, and eating Italian food!

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