The Secret Recipe Club, Snacks & California!
Rosemary & Smoked Sea Salt Roasted Walnuts
It’s that time again, after a break of a month, I am back with my BIG reveal recipe for The Secret Recipe Club! This month as part of Group C, my “secret” blog partner was Chelsy from Mangia Blog. Chelsy is a 20-something Texas gal living the healthy life……with a serious sweet tooth. Mangia Blog is where she shares all of her food-related things…and more. You can expect to find healthy recipes (many of them gluten-free), as well as indulgent meals and sweet treats…..as balance is essential to her. And, she does have some SERIOUSLY good SWEET recipes too! I was very tempted to make her Apple Pie Breakfast Cakes (GF), Espresso Banana Breakfast Bread with Espresso Glaze (GF), Caramel Apple Oatmeal Cookies (GF/V) and her Salted Dark Chocolate Chunk Buckwheat Cookies (GF). But, it was her savoury recipe for Rosemary and Sea Salt Roasted Walnuts that caught my eye, and although the original recipe on Chelsy’s site calls for Californian walnuts, I am lucky enough to have a walnut tree in the garden, so I used my own home-grown walnuts for this recipe.
I whipped these up in a trice one day when my wood burning fire was going and we had friends over for a drink, and they were very much enjoyed. The rosemary was also from my garden, and I DID tweak the recipe slightly and use Malden Smoked Sea Salt, which I adore. We enjoyed these roasted walnuts with our aperitifs and I also served the rest of them with the cheese and salad course too. I plan to make some more of these and use them for salads, they would be absolutely brilliant with a hot chèvre (goat’s cheese) salad. I hope that you will try Chelsy’s recipe, which I have shared below, and please DO pop over to see here, and tell her I sent you! Karen
Recipe: Rosemary and Sea Salt Roasted Walnuts
4 tablespoons walnut oil – I used French Walnut Oil
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh rosemary
2 teaspoons smoked black pepper – I used normal black pepper
1 1/4 teaspoons sea salt – I used Malden Smoked Sea Salt flakes
4 cups walnuts, unsalted
1. Pre-heat oven to 300 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Pour walnuts into a large mixing bowl.
2. In a small bowl, combine the walnut oil, rosemary, black pepper, and sea salt.
3. Pour the oil mixture over the walnuts and mix well until the walnuts are covered evenly.
4. Pour the walnuts onto the prepared baking sheet.
5. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
6. Allow the walnuts to cool completely before storing them in an airtight container.
La Torontoise says
Love it!! Will do it tonight. I have some french walnut oil from my christmas time in France and this is a wonderful idea to use it…
Have a reat week and all the best!
Sarah, Maison Cupcake says
I know I wouldn’t be able to stop eating these, I did a Nigella Union Cafe Bar Roasted Nuts recipe from one of her earlier books that used rosemary and salt on roasted nuts and it was awesome. You’re so lucky to have an actual walnut tree in your garden 🙂
fiona maclean says
That seems like a sensible swap. I’ve got a pack of smoked maldon sea-salt, never thought of adding it to roasted nuts
These look fabulous! Thank you so much for choosing this recipe…I had almost* forgotten about it. Sooooo delicious. That goat cheese pairing sounds amazing…totally going to try that next time!
Thanks for this recipe Chelsy and I LOVE your blog too, it was lovely to meet you through SRC! Karen
A Couple in the Kitchen says
We definitely have to make these. What a healthy and delicious snack!
Nikki @ Tikkido says
These look absolutely amazing! And using walnuts from your own tree? So cool. Pecans grow nicely here in Phoenix, and if I weren’t outrageously allergic to their pollen (not the nut, just the pollen), I’d plant a tree in a heartbeat.
Yes, they look lovely and I especially like the sound of it together in a hot chèvre salad.
Tina @ The Spicy Pear says
I love homemade roasted nuts. The aromas in the house are simply wonderful. I do something similar with rosemary, cumin powder and maple syrup. I love the sweet/spicy combo. Yours look delicious.
mouth is literally watering… rosemary and walnuts… heavenly!
Karen, I am having a horrible time commenting on many sites when I’m using my Mac Book Pro. Serious issues with auto=fill and often everything freezes. Not sure why… frustrating
Anyway, now I think this will go through –
loved this recipe, the perfect type of appetizer for me!
Looks beautiful Karen, wish I had a walnut tree in the garden 🙂
Karen - Cinnamon Freud says
Yum, these walnuts look great! I wish I had these to snack on right now.
These walnuts sound so tasty and delicious.I love the clicks.
Lizzy (Good Things) says
Walnuts are a favourite of mine, Karen… they simply must be fresh however… a walnut tree in your back garden, I am envious! Lovely recipe. Pinned.
Gorgeous pictures Karen – I so want to tuck into those nuts now. I don’t manage to get fresh walnuts very often, but this year we had some fresh almonds from my aunt’s orchard in Spain and they were a revelation. I’m liking the sounjd of Chelsy’s buckwheat cookies too.
Deanna Segrave-Daly says
These look heavenly! They would make a great gift too (thought they might not make it into the gift bag if I was making them for someone else 🙂
Those sound good Karen. Great idea and love the flavours.
I have a craving for salted snack right now yours looks perfect! I don’t remember when I had walnuts last time, ages ago! x
Tracy Nixon says
Walnut – love them (especially on Whips!) and this sounds lovely too! G+’d xxx
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy says
I love flavoured nuts and I can’t wait to try these. Usually I flavour almonds, but I shall experiment with walnuts now 🙂
These sound very very good. I have seen the smoke sea salt but haven’t yet tried it, now I have a reason to!
Oh, these nuts look terrific! I’d love a bowl of these in my kitchen to munch on 🙂
Thanks so much Karen!
Franglais kitchen, Nazima says
lovely healthy snack here Karen. I do similar roasts adding some indian spices.
Karfen this snack look really delicious!!
These do look like the perfect snack. Lucky you to have your own walnut tree.
Tina Muir says
That looks wonderful! Wow! What a brilliant flavor combination! I try to include a lot of walnuts in my diet to give me lots of good nutrients to fuel my training! I now have a new way to try them 🙂
Tracy Nixon says
Shared on Facebook today x
Camilla @FabFood4All says
Wow, love these Karen, sadly I’ve just used up the last of my Walnuts from Christmas otherwise I would have had a go!
Karen love your photos , that rustic chopping board is to die for ! it’s so cool that you have a herb garden and so many trees and a walnut one at that !