Saturday, September 20, 2014

Chili-Lime Pecans

A perfect South-of-the-Boarder nibble.    Pecans that have a lime tang mixed with the sweetness of the pecans and the  spiciness of the chili powders - smokey paprika, red pepper, ground chili powder.  I love these nibbles.  Not too spicy, not too tangy,  just right.

To make some Chili-Lime Pecans, begin by mixing together some lime juice, olive oil, paprika, salt, chili powder, and ground red pepper in a medium bowl  Add the pecans and stir until the pecans are well coated.  Place the pecans in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet.  Bake for about 14 minutes in a 350 degree oven.  Be sure to stir the nuts occasionally so they will not burn.  Remove the baking sheet from the oven and let the nuts cool.

Serve or store in an airtight container.  These nuts would be a perfect gift for the holidays that are coming up.

Chili-Lime Pecans
Southern Living NOVEMBER 2009 - My Recipes


2 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
3 cups pecans


Stir together lime juice, olive oil, paprika, salt, chili powder, and ground red pepper. Add pecans; toss. Spread in a lightly greased aluminum foil-lined jelly-roll pan. Bake at 350° for 12 to 14 minutes or until pecans are toasted and dry, stirring occasionally. Cool completely.

Yield: 3 cups


  1. I love the flavours. These pecans looks very inviting!

  2. Geraldine, sorry that I have not been commenting in a long time...but I am here now and your Chili-Lime-Pecans look like the perfect savory snack food - love those sweet pecans and love limes, and I know that I would really enjoy munching on these!
    Have a great week!

  3. These look like a perfect snack! They would be a big hit with my family! Very nice!

  4. Hi Geraldine!
    Wow! These really sound fantastic! I've been on quite a "nutty" kick these days since finally "digesting" how good they really are for you. I would LOVE these!!! I may even try this combination with walnuts; my latest nutty craze!

    Thanks so much for sharing, Geraldine...I'll be Pinning:)