And you thought regular peanuts were addicting! These Roasted Lemon and Chili Peanuts take the snackability level of peanuts to a new level! Here’s a head scratcher, peanuts aren’t nuts. They are actually legumes, in the same family as green peas, soybeans, and lentils.
Regardless, the peanut plant has a long and illustrious history. Having originated in South America, 3,500-year-old pottery has been found in the shape of and decorated with peanuts! It wasn’t until the early 1800s that peanuts became an American commercial crop. Today, Americans eat more than 6 pounds of peanuts per year on average, about half of that in the form of peanut butter. Why not? Peanuts are loaded with nutrition, packed with protein, and help with everything from heart health to cancer prevention. That’s nuts!
Yield: 4 Servings
Total Time: 10 Minutes
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: N/A
- 2 cups raw peanuts, unsalted
- 2 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a large bowl, toss together peanuts, lemon juice, chili powder, lemon zest, and sea salt until well coated.
Transfer to a rimmed baking sheet and roast in the oven for about 15 minutes or until fragrant.
Transfer the Roasted Lemon and Chili Peanuts to a bowl and serve.
Nutritional Information Per Serving:
Calories: 418; Total Fat: 36.1g; Carbs: 12.4 g; Dietary Fiber: 6.5 g; Sugars: 3.1 g; Protein: 19 g; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Sodium: 957 mg