Spice Up Your National Nut Day with These Irresistible Sriracha Cashew Recipes!
National Nut Day is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than by indulging in the delicious and nutritious world of nuts? Cashews, in particular, are a fantastic choice for snacking, and when they come with a spicy twist like our Sriracha Cashews, you’re in for a treat. Not only are these cashews irresistibly crunchy and spicy, but they also come with a host of health benefits. We’ve put together a cheat sheet of those benefits below, along with some of our favourite recipes for you to try out.
Health Benefits of Cashews
1. Heart Health
Cashews are rich in monounsaturated fats, which are heart-healthy and can help reduce bad cholesterol levels.
2. High in Nutrients
These little nuggets are packed with essential vitamins and minerals, including magnesium, phosphorus, and copper.
3. Protein Powerhouse
Cashews are an excellent source of plant-based protein, making them a great addition to a vegetarian or vegan diet.
4. Antioxidant Boost
They contain antioxidants like zeaxanthin and lutein, which can support eye health and reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration.
5. Weight Management
Despite being calorie-dense, cashews can aid in weight management due to their satiating properties.
6. Bone Health
Cashews are high in phosphorus, which is crucial for strong bones and teeth.
Sriracha Cashew Inspired Recipes
Now that we know why cashews are a fantastic snack choice let’s explore some delicious recipes that’ll make your National Nut Day extra special!
1. Spicy Cashew Chicken Stir-Fry
Turn your stir-fry into a flavour explosion by adding Sriracha Cashews for that fiery kick and satisfying crunch. The cashews compliment the tender chicken and crisp vegetables perfectly.
2. Cashew Lettuce Wraps
Create a refreshing and spicy appetizer by mixing crushed Sriracha Cashews into your favourite lettuce wraps. The combination of cool lettuce and spicy cashews is sure to tantalize your taste buds.
3. Sriracha Cashew Crusted Salmon
Elevate your salmon game by coating your fillets in a mixture of crushed Sriracha Cashews and breadcrumbs. Bake to perfection, and you’ll have a crispy, spicy crust that pairs wonderfully with the tender fish.
4. Sriracha Cashew Hummus
Add an unexpected twist to your hummus by blending Sriracha Cashews into the mix. This creamy, spicy dip pairs wonderfully with pita bread, vegetables, or as a sandwich spread. Put this dip out for everyone to enjoy!
5. Thai-Inspired Cashew Noodle Salad
Upgrade your noodle salad by tossing in Sriracha Cashews for an extra layer of flavour and texture. The cashews provide a delightful contrast to the soft noodles and fresh vegetables.
6. Sriracha Cashew Chocolate Bark
Satisfy your sweet and spicy cravings with a homemade chocolate bark. Melt dark chocolate, spread it on a baking sheet, and sprinkle crushed Sriracha Cashews on top before it hardens. Break it into pieces for a spicy chocolate treat.
7. Sriracha Cashew Trail Mix
Create a spicy and savoury trail mix by combining Sriracha Cashews with dried fruits, seeds, and your favorite nuts. It’s the perfect on-the-go snack for a burst of energy and flavour. Bring extra because if you’re sharing with friends this will be gone before you know it!
Don’t have time to create your own trail mix? Reach for a bag of our Spicy Joe snack packed with Sriracha Cashews and dark chocolate coffee beans, guaranteed to boost your energy. The only question left to answer is if it’s a coffee-flavoured snack that’s spicy or a spicy snack with coffee flavour? You be the judge!
8. Sriracha Cashew-Stuffed Peppers
Transform your stuffed peppers by incorporating Sriracha Cashews into the filling. The cashews add a delightful crunch and a spicy twist to this classic dish.
These recipes are just the beginning of your culinary adventure with Sriracha Cashews. Whether you’re craving something spicy, sweet, or savoury, these versatile cashews will add an extra layer of excitement to your National Nut Day celebration. So, why wait? Grab your bag of Sriracha Cashews and start cooking up a storm. Your taste buds and your body will thank you for it!