Friday, July 30, 2010

TGIF Foods: Chipotle-Lime Peanuts

chipotle-lime peanuts

It's the weekend. Time to indulgence.

Whether you're sipping a minty mojito by the pool or chugging an icy cold beer by the grill, you're going to need something salty to munch on. I've got ya covered.

Meet chipotle-lime peanuts. They're everything a munchie food should be -- crunchy, salty, spicy, and sweet.


Chipotle-Lime Peanuts
Yields 2 cups
Print recipe only here.

2 cups unsalted peanuts
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons honey
The juice of 1 lime (about 1 1/2-2 tablespoons)
1 heaping tablespoon chipotle powder
1 teaspoon sea salt

1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper.

2. In a small bowl, whisk all ingredients except peanuts. Add peanuts and toss until well coated. Transfer to baking sheet and spread out in a single layer. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until sauce begins to dry up and peanuts are fragrant. Note: Peanuts will be sticky because of the honey.

You might also enjoy these appetizers from Food Blogga:
Maple Walnut Popcorn
Spicy Black Bean Dip and Chips
Buffalo Wings with Blue Cheese Dressing

You might also enjoy recipe featuring peanuts:
Spicy Indian Slaw with Peanuts recipe from Nutrition Unplugged
Goi Coun with Peanut Hoison Dipping Sauce from Sunday Nite Dinner
Asian Cabbage Salad with Sesame Seeds and Peanuts Recipe from Kalyn's Kitchen