If there is one thing that is abundant in Mexico, it is definitely these highly addictive chili lime peanuts. From street vendors to restaurants, these peanuts are found everywhere in Mexico. They are tangy, spicy and perfect for munching by the pool side with a glass of your favorite drink. These peanuts are simple to make with everyday ingredients and you can follow the same recipe with other nuts as well. And they make a great vegan edible gift too.
2 cups shelled, unsalted peanuts
1 tablespoon red chili powder
juice from 1 large lime
Freshly grated zest of one lime
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1. Preheat oven to 250F.
2. Whisk together all the ingredients except peanuts in a large bowl.
3. Stir in the peanuts and coat them well with the spices.
4. Place the peanuts on a parchment sheet lined baking tray and bake for 30-45minutes or until the nuts are dry and fragrant.