I love these nuts! I think I love all nuts these days. They’ve become my candy. The stuff I could snack on all day long. Wasabi Soy Almonds, Raw Almonds, Cashews, Smoked Almonds, my neighbor Colette’s Spicy Bar Nuts (I will post that recipe one day), my mom’s Cinnamon Pecans, and these Sugar Spice Pecans! They’re all delightful, and good for you……….in moderation. I don’t think eating the whole pan is good for you, but in a salad all I can say is YUM!
My mom started this salad years ago, and it only gets better as the years pass. We call it the Everything Salad. My sister has a unique talent of upping the ante with this salad every time we visit. All you need is baby greens, a fruit, a cheese, and a nut. You can always add more, but the possibilities are endless. The one thing though that I’ve found that really makes this salad amazing are the sugared nuts. They’re super easy to make, and tasty in anything. They make chicken salad the best you’ve ever tasted. You’ll have people beating down your door for these.
I have to thank my niece Ashlee for the spiciness of these nuts. I was making them one day while she was visiting and as I took them off the stove and gave them a little sprinkling of salt she suggested a little chili powder. Love on wheels is how I’d describe the addition. I can’t make them without the heat now. It’s not real subtle, just perfect. Enjoy these in your next EVERYTHING SALAD as we lovingly call it around these parts, or for a snack, or in your next chicken salad sandwich while skiing. There really is nothing yummier!