Teriyaki Ginger Wasabi Pea Walnut Mix

Have you ever thought about experimenting with flavor profiles?  We watch a lot of Food Network at our house, which inspires us to experiment in the kitchen to keep things fresh.  It’s easy to get into a food rut.  Most people have a total of 12 recipes that they rotate through their food menus.  12 of anything isn’t very much if you really think about it.

I love experimenting in the kitchen to create new flavors.  Yes, there is a reason that “normal” flavor combinations are common.  Mint and chocolate.  Salt and vinegar.  Chicken and thyme.   Apples and cinnamon.  Peanut butter and jelly.  Fish and lemon.  Chocolate and peanut butter.  Tomatoes and basil.  But at some point, a very long time ago, someone experimented in their kitchen, and came up with one of the flavor combinations above.  Another great example is the wonderful accident of chocolate chip cookies.  Check out the story of how chocolate chip cookies were invented here.

This recipe was an attempt to experiment with some flavor combinations, and I have to say it turned out pretty awesome.  So get in the kitchen yourself and experiment away, or check this recipe out!

Teriyaki Ginger Wasabi Pea Walnut Mix


3 cups walnuts, whole or pieces

1 1/2 cups wasabi peas

1 oz ginger, medium to large chopped pieces

1/3 cup teriyaki sauce

1. Preheat oven to 350.  Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

2.  Add walnuts and wasabi peas to a medium or large bowl and set aside.  (I had some peanuts lying around, so I added them too.  It was about 2/3 of a cup.  Calorie count does not include peanuts because they are optional.)

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3.  Add teriyaki sauce and chopped ginger to a small sauce pan.  Bring to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer for about 5 minutes.

Chopped Ginger Ginger and Teriyaki Ginger and Teriyaki

4.  Pour teriyaki and ginger mixture into walnut and wasabi peas and mix until well coated.

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5.  Pour nut mixture onto baking sheet.

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6.  Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown.  Turning the nut mixture halfway through baking time.

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7.  Let the nut mixture cool for about 20 minutes to allow glaze to set.

Serving size is about 1/3 of a cup, about 15 servings, 222 calories, 16.6g fat, 12.5g carbohydrates, 8.3g protein, 283mg sodium

Can you think of a fun flavor combination with your favorite nut?  Let us know in the comments section!

7 thoughts on “Teriyaki Ginger Wasabi Pea Walnut Mix”

  • Love all the pictures. Walnuts and ginger are sooo healthy for you. I don’t know about the w. peas, but they are probably as well. This is a power punch of health!

    • It’s definitely a snack that you have to be careful eating a ton of, because of the high calorie and fat content in the walnuts. The good news is that the fat in walnuts is what makes them so good for you (and your brain)!

    • It wasn’t as hot as I thought it would be, actually. Try different brands of wasabi peas to see if one is hotter than the other. You could also add some wasabi powder and more ginger. 🙂

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