This is a spicy version of trail mix that will make it hard to go back to your old mix if you like curry! Toasting the spices along with the nut mix makes your kitchen full of mouth-watering aroma. Tart dried cherries are suggested ( my husband says he would add more!) – but any dried fruit would be delicious. We always keep dried cranberries in the pantry so I will make some soon with cranberries and chopped dried apricots. Great party food!
Curried Nuts and Cherries
2 tsp olive oil
½ cup raw cashews
2 ½ tsp curry powder (I used hot curry powder, but use sweet if you prefer)
¾ tsp ground cumin
¾ tsp kosher salt
½ cup dried tart cherries
Heat olive oil in a large cast iron skillet. Add all nuts, then stir in the curry powder, cumin, and salt. Toast for 5 minutes stirring frequently. Stir in the dried cherries and let the mixture cool. Serve.