A few weeks ago I made Chile Lime Spiced Peanuts. They were part of the 12 Days of Super Bowl Snacks because I wanted a nice mix of different appetizers. It was actually my first time ever roasting peanuts.
I don’t know why I never had tried it before because I do love salty snack foods like these. I suppose it was a good thing because I could not get over how easy it was to roast peanuts. Not only was it easy but they tasted so freaking amazing.
I now have a new addiction (like I need any more!!). I have been thinking about all the various spice mixes that would go well with peanuts. The chili lime was a hit.
Today’s peanuts are spiced with lemon and pepper and they are fantastic as well! If you like spiced peanuts you have got to give these a try, and my recommendation to you….. make a double batch. You will not regret it!
Lemon Pepper Roasted Peanuts
- 3 cups blanched peanuts
- juice of 2 lemons
- 2 tbsp oil
- 2 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp ground black pepper
- 1 1/2 tbsp sea salt
- Mix together the lemon juice, sea salt, black pepper, oil and honey. Pour over the peanuts and toss until they are all evenly coated.
- Spread the peanuts across a baking sheet and bake in a 350F oven for 15-20 minutes. Remove when they are slightly underdone. Do not over bake the peanuts as they will continue to cook once removed from the oven.