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This week, with Christmas just a few days away, our gift to you is this simple but sophisticated recipe for spiced pecans. Just a handful, as a delicious snack or a salad topping, can be wonderfully satisfying. Recipe courtesy Steve Johnson, from The Oldways Table

Spiced Pecans
*serves 16*
  • 2 tablespoons light or dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon sweet paprika
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground red pepper
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 4 cups pecans, or any other nuts
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl, blend the brown sugar, salt, paprika, chili powder, and red pepper. Pour in the melted butter and stir to mix.
  3. Add the nuts and toss to coat them evenly.
  4. Spread the seasoned nuts out on a baking sheet, and roast them for 15 minutes or so.
  5. Your nose will tell you when they are ready! Serve immediately, or let cool and store in a jar for later.
Nutritional Analysis:
Per Serving: Calories: 232, Protein: 2 grams, Fat: 24 grams, Saturated Fat: 4 grams, Carbohydrates: 6 grams, Fiber: 2 grams, Sodium: 438mg
To learn more about Meatless Mondays, visit their website here
To learn more about the Mediterranean Diet, visit the Mediterranean Foods Alliance website

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