Savory Nut Cocktail Mix Recipe

This recipe was originally published as part of a menu in Tasting Table National

TT Test Kitchen Tip: Maple syrup tempers the spice in this savory cocktail mix with a touch of sweetness. Feel free to adjust the seasonings to tailor the sweet-spicy balance to your taste.


Savory Cocktail Mix
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Total time: 20 minutes
  • 1½ cup hazelnuts
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1½ cup whole cashews
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh sage
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 tablespoons Grade A maple syrup
  • ¾ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°. In a medium bowl, combine the hazelnuts, pumpkin seeds, cashews, sage, thyme, maple syrup, cayenne pepper, sea salt and black pepper. Spread the mixture on a sheet tray and place in the oven. Bake, stirring occasionally, until browned and fragrant, about 15 minutes.
  2. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool slightly. Serve warm or at room temperature. The mix will keep in a tightly sealed container for up to 1 week.
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