Nuts are a really good source for energy as well as nutrients of many kinds. In a previous post we described how we use to soak the nuts in order to activate them and get as much of the nutrients out as possible. That might be the healthiest way of eating nuts, but the tastiest is definitely salt roasting them. The trick with salt roasted nuts is to boil them in salt water before roasting them in the oven!
Salt roasted nuts – what you need
- 250 g nuts
- 1 Tbsp salt
- 2,5 dl water
The amount of salt you want to use also depends slightly on the type of nuts you use, so it might be worthwhile experimenting a bit. Softer nuts that absorb water quicker, like walnuts will get saltier than hazelnuts for example. We roasted 800 grams of a mixture of brazil nuts, hazelnuts, almonds and walnuts (one fourth each) and used three Tbsp of salt and 9 dl of water. You need water enough to cover the nuts when boiling them. If you add more water make sure to scale the amount of salt, since the amount of water will affect the saltiness of the nuts more than the amount of nuts.
How to roast the nuts
- Start the oven at 180 °C.
- Pour the salt into the water and bring the salt water to a boil.
- Add the nuts and let it boil for about five minutes.
- Drain the boiled nuts and place on a baking tray and place into the oven for 11-12 minutes.
Allow the nuts to cool slightly, but remember to taste one or two of them while they are hot as well.
After having roasted the nuts we prepared a brew of french press coffee to enjoy with them.
It was definitely a great combination. Maybe we will add a piece of dark chocolate next time though.
The salt roasted nuts is just a perfect snack before dinner or in the afternoon together with a cup of coffee. And rather than paying a fortune for already roasted nuts at the supermarket, not to mention the difficulty of finding organic ones without additives or bad fats, it is both simple and really tasty to roast the nuts at home.
Try it out and let us know what you think!
Cecilia & Magnus