Although these nuts can be made up to 3 days in advance, they create a welcoming aroma for your guests when prepared just before the party begins. Remember that while nuts are high in protein and contain a host of beneficial nutrients, they’re also high in calories; South Beach Dieters should stick to the recommended 1/4-cup serving. For a spicier version, add an additional 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne.
- 1/4 teaspoon cloves, ground
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper, cayenne
- 2 cup(s) nuts, mixed, unsalted
- 1 pinch salt
MAKE-AHEAD: Nuts can be made up to 3 days ahead and stored in an airtight container at room temperature. Do not refrigerate. Use a combination of nuts such as such as roasted peanuts, walnuts, pecans, and/or almonds.
Heat oven to 325ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment or foil.
Whisk egg white until frothy in a large bowl. Whisk in cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and cayenne. Add nuts and toss until well coated. Spread nuts on baking sheet.
Enjoy a 1/4-cup serving.
Bake until nuts appear dry, about 20 minutes. Cool completely. Sprinkle with salt, if using, just before serving.
Choose a mixture of nuts, such as roasted peanuts, walnuts, pecans, and/or almonds.