Spicy Roasted Cashews

Spicy Roasted Cashews are an easy gluten-free vegan appetizer recipe for the holidays! |

These Spicy Roasted Cashews are a delicious treat made with just FIVE ingredients, including turmeric and cumin! Ready in about 20 minutes, they are the perfect snack treat! {Paleo + Vegan}


  • 2 cups raw cashews
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt


  1. Set the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Pour the cashews into a small bowl. In a separate dish, combine the olive oil, turmeric, cumin, and sea salt. Drizzle the oil mixture over the cashews and stir until evenly combined. Pour the seasoned cashews onto the parchment-lined baking sheet and spread them out so there is only one layer of cashews on the sheet.
  3. Bake for about 12-15 minutes, making sure to rotate the baking sheet once halfway through.
  4. Remove from oven, let cool, and store in an air-tight container for about 3-5 days.
  5. If desired, sprinkle additional turmeric and cumin over the roasted cashews while they are still warm.


  • Only add more olive oil if absolutely necessary. A little will go a long way in this recipe. The oil is meant to lightly coat the cashews to prevent burning and to hold the spices together.
  • To ensure even baking, rotate the baking sheet once during the cooking process.