Salt roasted nuts with coffee

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!

Enjoying the freshly roasted nuts with a fresh cup of press coffee.

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.

Nuts and salt.

How to roast the nuts

  1. Start the oven at 180 °C.
  2. Pour the salt into the water and bring the salt water to a boil.
  3. Add the nuts and let it boil for about five minutes.
  4. Drain the boiled nuts and place on a baking tray and place into the oven for 11-12 minutes.

The boiled nuts on the baking tray.

Allow the nuts to cool slightly, but remember to taste one or two of them while they are hot as well.

The roasted nuts.

After having roasted the nuts we prepared a brew of french press coffee to enjoy with them.

Salt roasted nuts and coffee. The perfect combination?

It was definitely a great combination. Maybe we will add a piece of dark chocolate next time though.

Pouring a cup of fresh french press coffee.

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



3 thoughts on “Salt roasted nuts with coffee

  1. Precis så gjorde jag hela hösten (våren..) i Australien. Jag snabbbadade dock bara nötterna i saltvattnet för att de inte skulle bli så mjuka. Blev väldigt salt och gott det också! 🙂


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