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Thai-Style Spicy Kaffir Lime Peanuts Recipe

Hands down one of our favorite parts of Bangkok is the Chao Phraya riverfront.

Lined with tall high rises and constantly bustling with everything from long-tail boats to barges and one-man rowboats, you could people watch for hours on end, preferably with a good long drink and snack.

On a recent trip to Bangkok, we frequented the river bar at the Hotel Shangri La, which was always quiet.

Sitting there with a Passionfruit Mojito or a Lemongrass Gin + Tonic and snacking on these spicy, salty peanuts was pretty much the perfect break from the never-ending pace of Bangkok. 

Go stock up on all your cooking essentials then head into the kitchen, make this, and share it with us by tagging @saltandwind and #swsociety on social!

Thai Style Kaffir Lime Roasted Peanuts Snack

Spicy Kaffir Lime Peanuts Recipe

The key flavors of green curry — kaffir lime, chili, and lemongrass — come together in these salty, spicy roasted Thai peanuts.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Cuisine Thai
Servings 8
Calories 256 kcal


  • 12 ounces raw peanuts
  • 10 kaffir lime leaf sliced into thin strips
  • 1 medium lemongrass stalk ends trimmed, outer leaves peeled then rest thinly sliced
  • 10 dried chile de arbol crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt plus more for garnish


  • Heat the oven to 350°F and arrange a rack in the middle. Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix until well coated. Roast until the peanuts are golden brown and everything is fragrant about 20 to 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool. 



Calories: 256kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 11gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gSodium: 601mgPotassium: 305mgFiber: 4gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 462IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 29mgIron: 1mg
Keyword thai bar snack, thai spicy peanuts
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