Remember that yummy Green Goddess Salad I shared with you a couple of months ago?
Well, there is something I forgot to share…
Those nuts in the salad were a “cleaned up” version of my mom’s holiday cinnamon roasted nuts.
When It comes to salads, for me, the more toppings and mix-ins the better…especially when there is some crunch and sweetness involved. While I absolutely LOVE candied nuts, many times they are SUPER sugary and not the healthiest option when it comes to salad toppings. I decided to roll up my sleeves and get creative in the kitchen to lighten up my mom’s recipe by reducing the sugar and using something other than refined sugar. After a couple of failed trials…I have a successful version to share with all of you!
Typically, cinnamon roasted nuts have a very sugary taste and texture to them but these nuts are a bit different. They are super crunchy because they are roasted, but the flavor is almost a hint of sweetness…almost like they are just “dusted” with cinnamon and honey. I promise these will add a yummy crunch and sweetness to your salad 🙂
*I like to store my extra cinnamon honey roasted nuts in the freezer for use at a later date…if you can stand to have any leftover!
These are also great for a little after dinner snack, or for satisfying a raging sweet tooth 😉