Sometimes a bowl of these in the middle of a table at a drinks reception is just enough.


  • 350 g mixed nuts (cashew, peanuts, walnuts, pine nuts, hazelnuts etc)
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon rock salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin


  • Heat a large pan. Dry roast the nuts on the pan for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly to ensure that they don’t burn.
  • Put the nuts into a bowl combine with the cayenne pepper, rock salt and cumin.
  • Shake around to ensure they are all coated and then serve as required or store in an air tight container for 2-3 weeks.

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