These roasted Tajin nuts are crunchy, spicy and a great healthy snack for a party or just for when you’re craving something flavor packed.
All you need is 3 simple ingredients and minutes of your kitchen time to put this Mexican-style chili lime flavored snack together.
With their bold and intense flavors, these nuts are sure to be a total crowd pleaser at your potluck, house party or any other get-together.
Quite recently, I made a big batch of homemade Mexican Tajin mix to use as a seasoning.
And while I did put it to use to make some cucumber and Tajin salad and a nice mango con Tajin snack, I was still looking for a delicious and crunchy treat that I could munch on, using that fiery seasoning mix.
And that’s when I thought about this recipe.
What's So Great About the Recipe?
The intense chili-lime flavor elevates the flavors of these lightly roasted crunchy nuts, making this a great healthy and nutrition packed snack to have on hand.
My favorite part about this recipe is the fact that I can batch make these nuts too.
And once you give them a try, I promise you’re gonna do that too!
Ingredients For the Roasted Tajin Nuts Recipe
Ready to make these Tajin roasted nuts? Here’s all you’ll need.
Mixed nuts: I used a mix of cashew nuts and almonds. You can also experiment with other nuts like peanuts and walnuts if you want to,
Butter: I used butter to slightly grease the nuts, and to help the spice mix adhere to the surface.
Tajin seasoning: To season the nuts, I used my homemade Tajin mix.
See recipe card for quantities.
How to Make Tajin Nuts
Ready to try making these tasty and crunchy Mexican spiced nuts? Here’s all you’ll need to do.
In a bowl, melt butter and add the Tajin seasoning.
Add the nuts in and toss well. Ensure all the nuts are coated.
Layer the nuts on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake at 350°F for 10-15 minutes, or until the nuts are crunchy.
Substitutions & Variations
- If you want the Tajin nuts to have a slightly sweeter touch of flavor, you can add a little honey or brown sugar into the mix while coating the nuts.
- Want the nuts to have a bit more heat? Add a pinch or two of cayenne or smoked paprika into the mix.
- You can also add some chopped fresh herbs into the butter to lend some freshness and a nice pop of color to the Tajin nuts.
Also Read: Chili Lime Pepitas
You can also add half a teaspoon of Chamoy sauce into this if you want the nuts to have an authentic Mexican taste.
How to Store the Roasted Tajin Nuts
Storing these Tajin nuts is super easy.
Simply allow them to cool down completely before you transfer them to an airtight jar. You’ll ideally want to store them in a cool and dry place, away from direct sunlight.
These nuts should stay good for up to a month, if not more.
Tips & Tricks to Nail the Recipe
- Depending on your taste preference, you can add as much of the Tajin seasoning as you want to.
- Remember to start off with plain nuts- regardless of what kind of nuts you choose.
- If you find roasted nuts or ones that are already seasoned with some salt, you may want to reduce the amount of Tajin mix you’re adding. The roasting time for the nuts will also be less.
- Remember to layer the nuts in a single layer on your baking sheet, and use a parchment paper to make cleanup easier.
- To make sure the nuts are evenly roasted, you’ll also want to toss them midway through the cooking time.
- If your roasted nuts seem to have lost their crunch factor, you can pop them in the oven once again for a few minutes to get them crunchy again.
How to Serve the Mexican Chili Lime Nuts
These crunchy, salty and savory Tajin nuts can be enjoyed as a nice snack whenever you’re hit by a hunger pang, and are looking for something healthy, but still appealing to your taste buds.
These roasted nuts are packed with protein, and can be a great addition to your quinoa bowls and salads too!
Their crunchy texture makes them a great topping for your rice dishes and burrito bowls.
You sure can! Make sure you arrange all the nuts in a single layer in your Air Fryer basket. Also remember the nuts will take considerably less cooking time in the Air Fryer than they will in the oven.
To make vegan Tajin nuts, you can use vegan butter, olive oil or avocado oil instead of butter.
If you have some nuts at hand, but are looking for a milder flavor variation, you can try this salt and vinegar almonds recipe.
Looking for other recipes like this? Try these:
- 1 cup nuts
- 1 teaspoon butter
- ½ teaspoon Tajin
- In a bowl, melt butter and add the Tajin seasoning.
- Add the nuts in and toss well. Ensure all the nuts are coated.
- Layer the nuts on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake at 350°F for 10-15 minutes, or until the nuts are crunchy.
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended
- Use oils with high smoking point to avoid harmful compounds
- Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove