Wasabi Peanuts

From the Vitality Food Feature ‘Healthy Holiday Munchies‘.

If holidays just aren’t holidays without peanuts, try this recipe to satisfy your nutty cravings.


  • 2 cups whole raw organic peanuts
  • 2 Tbsp coarse salt (don’t fret — it will be discarded!)
  • 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 tsp wasabi powder
  • 1 Tbsp wasabi paste
  • 1 egg white

1) Put peanuts in large bowl. Sprinkle with course salt and work it through with your hands, breaking peanuts in half. The salt helps split the peanuts while instilling salty flavour without overdoing. Now empty peanuts into sieve and let salt fall through and discard.

2) Mix wasabi powder and paste together with 1 egg white and beat with fork until foamy. Pour over peanuts and mix well.

3) Spread on non-stick or lightly oiled baking sheet and bake at 350 F for 30 to 40 minutes or until peanuts are roasted and dry. Cool and store in airtight container.

Linda Gabris is an avid cook who enjoys sharing her grandmother’s old recipes and medicinal preparations as they were recorded in the handwritten journals passed down to her. Linda also enjoys gardening and foraging for edible wild foods. Over the years, she has taught cooking courses in Prince George, B.C., with a focus on healthy eating, food preparation, and International cuisine.

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