Za’atar Spiced Cashews make the perfect on the go or party snack packed full of flavor that’s nearly impossibly to keep your hands away from.
We’ve entered the final stretch of #10DaysofTailgate, in these last moments I have to say a quick thank you to our hostess with the mostest Camilla for putting on such a great event. It takes a lot of work and a week long event is work enough, I can’t imagine doing 10 days of it. I hope you’ve checked out all the great tailgating recipes in the last 10 days and entered our giveaway (thank you to our sponsors as well)!
I thought I’d finish things off with the one snack at a party that I can’t resist, it’s the first thing I go for when I walk in and the last thing I’m munching on at the end of the night. Yes, even after I’ve had my dessert.
There is just something irresistible about cashews, the crunchiness, the subtle sweetness in each bite and buttery. Like I said hard to stay away from.
I’ll happily eat my cashews any which way, but there’s a seasoning debate in my house. Since we started Whole30 30 days ago (oh yeah, look at that last day!) lots of nuts have gone in and out of the little red kitchen. I prefer them salted, the mr. wants them unsalted.
What do we do? Compromise with different seasonings.
Since I’ve been obsessed with putting za’atar on all the things lately they had to go on some cashews. One bite and I knew it was the perfect way to spice up the nut bowl at any party.
What’s za’atar you ask? I suppose I should give an explanation since I use it so frequently. Simply put, it’s a Middle Eastern spice made up of thyme, sumac, sesame seeds and salt. Some versions might include a few other herbs but that’s your basic recipe. The sumac lends a lovely citrus kick to the spice mixture and it’s perfect on everything.
I mean it. If you haven’t tried za’atar yet, run out to your Middle Eastern or Mediterranean market and buy a bottle, it’ll change how you season.
Here’s what the rest of the team brought to the table…
Homemade Honey Mustard Chipotle Chicken Bites by Love and Confections
Beer Cheese Brat Chowder by Cheese Curd In Paradise
Grilled Lemongrass Lamb by Culinary Adventures with CamillaSidesGrilled Clash of the Seasons Panzanella by Culinary Adventures with Camilla