Roasted Rosemary Pecans

I have never had herbed nuts and tasted them for the first time in my life at a friend’s parents home over Thanksgiving and I am just hooked. I love the flavor of roasted nuts with fresh herbs. The smell of fresh rosemary tossed with olive oil and fresh pecans in the oven is just incredible! I am hooked. The holiday smell lingers in the house for days after the nuts are roasted. This recipe makes excellent gifts to give away around the holidays. Put in a nice jar with a ribbon on it and bring to friends for gifts. The best part of this recipe is that it is vegetarian, can be vegan, extremely healthy and diabetes friendly. Love it!

Roasted Rosemary Pecans, created on 12/05/10

Roasted Rosemary Pecans

1 pound of pecans
3 tablespoons of freshly chopped rosemary
1 tablespoon of olive oil
2 teaspoons of butter
1 teaspoon of salt
Melt the butter with olive oil in the microwave for about 15 seconds. Put the pecans in a bowl and pour the melted butter over the nuts. Toss with the chopped rosemary and salt well. Layer on a stone or cookie sheet and roast at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes stirring constantly. Cool and serve.



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