Rosemary lemon cashews is the last recipe before the big day. And this one is a quick and easy one for sure, but what else is it? It’s a way to say to the people around you that you really care. It’s one step beyond just opening a can of nuts and pouring them into a bowl. It’s highly effective and supremely delicious and something you’ll definitely run out of so plan accordingly.
This sounds like it’s about to get NSFW so just be warned and know it cannot be helped. Hot, salty nuts are something you should be acquainted with. Most savory things are better served warm, right? So why not your average bar snack? The answer is duh, who’s got the time? But at Christmas you make the time. Because these are quite possibly the first thing your guests will taste upon arrival and we all know what they say about first impressions, right? That they should be made with hot, salty nuts of course. Ok, ok, I’ll stop being so overtly rude…but you get the point I think. Second, also important point – these are classy AF.
So even though it’s totally easier just to pop the can open and pour it into a bowl, go the extra 10th of a mile. Throw them in a hot pan with some olive oil and seasonings and serve em up warm. People will be happy, you’ll be happy, happiness all around. And with that, happy holidays.
Because I am a planner who really digs continuity and structure, I will post a recipe on Tuesday (which is Christmas day for those of you who weren’t paying attention, or who like me always think Christmas falls on a Sunday for some unknown reason). Spoiler alert – it’s for these insane orange almond morning buns that would make an excellent Boxing day brunch or just a nice treat to have around in the lazy days before the new year. If you’re clamoring and want them earlier just leave a comment with your email address and I’ll send you the recipe. Or if you’re not into publishing your personal details on the world wide web (as my dad calls it), then feel free to pop into my DM’s on instagram. You can find me @jo_eats_
And if you’re in need of any other last minute holiday recipes – catch em all right here. Merry Christmas!
Rosemary Lemon Cashews
Rosemary lemon cashews are super easy but give you the extra wow factor you need at the holidays. Serve these warm and watch the crowds swarm.
- Prep Time: 5 Minutes
- Cook Time: 5 Minutes
- Total Time: 10 Mins
- Yield: 2 Cups
- Category: Snack
- Cuisine: American
1 T olive oil
2 C cashews, unsalted
1 tsp kosher salt
1 T finely chopped rosemary
2 tsp lemon zest
Optional: Flaky sea salt (I like Maldon)
Heat oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat.
Add cashews, salt, and rosemary and toss to combine.
Cook, stirring frequently, until nuts begin to take on a little color – about 5 minutes.
Turn off heat, add lemon zest, and toss to combine. Add flaky sea salt to taste.
If you don’t like cashews feel free to substitute with any nut you’d like. Nut free? Try warming up some thick cut potato chips in a low oven and then sprinkling with rosemary and lemon zest!
Keywords: party food, party snacks