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Asian Style Roasted Cashews


Roasted with sriracha, sesame oil, agave and then finished with lime zest—these cashews will add enormous flavor to a variety of dishes and salads.
  • Serves: 1 cup
  • Active Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
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Step 1: Preparing the Cashews

Preparing the Cashews
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp sriracha hot sauce
  • 1 tbsp agave (or sweetener of choice)
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce (or tamari)
  • 2 tsp raw hemp seeds, optional
  • 2 tsp raw sesame seeds, optional


To start, preheat the oven to 350ºF (175°C).

To prepare the cashews, in a medium-sized bowl, mix together the sesame oil, sriracha, agave and soy sauce.

Next, add the hemp, sesame seeds, and cashews to the bowl and thoroughly mix to combine.

Step 2: Roasting the Cashews

Roasting the Cashews
  • 1 tsp lime zest, optional
  • finishing salt (such as fleur de sel), optional


To roast the cashews, pour onto a large baking sheet lined with parchment. Roast the cashews for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally to ensure they do not burn. The cashews on the outside will likely start to color first, so be sure to carefully stir the nuts so that they cook and color evenly.

Once done, carefully slide the parchment from the baking tray and add the lime zest, if using. As soon as the nuts are just cool enough to handle, taste for seasoning, adding a touch of salt, if needed.

Serve the cashews on their own as bar nuts, or use them in salads, such as this Asian Kale & Coconut Salad.

The cashews will keep for several days, if stored in an airtight container.


  • Sigrid K
    Sigrid K
    This recipe is quick to prepare and so flavorful. I plan on eating some of the cashews as a snack and adding the others to some steamed green beans.
  • Cristina H
    Cristina H
    I thought all kinds of oil was out of the question. Is sesame oil an exception?
  • Lauren L
    Lauren L
    Hi Cristina. If you are following the Forks Over Knives diet than processed oil is generally omitted. We have many recipes in our database that fall within the FOK guidelines and many (from other courses we offer) that can be modified to fit it. In this example, you can omit the sesame oil easily. Sesame oil is not an exception. Sesame seeds or tahini would be the whole and acceptable FOK source of sesame oil. Lauren
  • Meghan S
    Meghan S
    Can other nuts be used besides cashews (ie: walnuts)? One person in our family is allergic.
  • Eric W Rouxbe Staff
    Eric W
    Hi Meghan, Yes, you can use any nut that suits your palate or audience. Of course, each variety has its own flavor, so you might find that you prefer one over another in combination with these flavors.

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