Cajun Spiced Walnuts

California Walnut Board
  • Yield: 2 cups
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins

Prepare them a day ahead if you can, as the flavors blend and mellow overnight.


1-- egg white
1teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
1 1/2teaspoons mixed dried herbs
1 1/2teaspoons garlic salt
1teaspoon paprika
2cups (1 pound) California walnut halves and/or pieces


  1. Preheat an oven to 350F. Coat a large, shallow baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl place the egg white, garlic salt, herbs, cayenne, and paprika. Beat with a whisk of fork until blended. Add the walnuts and toss until they are evenly coated, then spread in the prepared baking pan.  Bake 16-18 minutes, stirring once after about 8 minutes, until the nuts look dry and toasted. Remove from the oven and cool completely. Store in an airtight container.  (Makes 2 cups)

MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS: Prepare ingredients as above.  Spread prepared walnuts in microwave-proof dish.  Microwave on high in 4 or 5 batches for 2-3 minutes each, until dry and crisp.  Cool completely.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 200
  • Glycemic Load 0
  • Fat 19g
  • Saturated Fat 1g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 11g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 4.5g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 190mg
  • Potassium 180mg
  • Carbohydrate 4g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Sugars 0g
  • Protein 8g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 6%
  • Vitamin C 2%
  • Calcium 2%
  • Iron 8%