My Aunt Mary started making this recipe years ago, and each time we visited her she would have a batch ready for us. The use of cayenne adds an unexpected zing to the savory combo of rosemary and walnuts. When you need a good housewarming or hostess gift, double the batch and save one for yourself. —Renee Ciancio, New Bern, North Carolina
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 20 min.
- 2 cups walnut halves
- Cooking spray
- 2 teaspoons dried rosemary, crushed
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- Place walnuts in a small bowl. Spritz with cooking spray. Add the seasonings; toss to coat. Place in a single layer on a baking sheet.
- Bake at 350° for 10 minutes. Serve warm, or cool completely and store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts1/4 cup: 166 calories, 17g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 118mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 fat.
Originally published as Rosemary Walnuts in Taste of Home February/March 2012
Apr 15, 2019
Excellent! Different from all the sweet nut recipes and love the kick from the cayenne! Great savory nut recipe that I will definitely make again.
Jun 19, 2016
These are wonderful. I cut down the cayenne pepper down a bit. Still has a quick.