Homemade Roasted wasabi peas are simultaneously crunchy, salty, and spicy. In my opinion, that makes them the perfect snack for holidays, game days, or days that end in Y.
Okay we made it to Friday. Which means it’s also less than two weeks to go till Christmas. Wow, shocker.
So I guess I better wrap up my home-baked holiday gift idea recipes today, right? This last one is a favorite. Probably because it’s strange but good. And that basically explains my personality. Haha.
But before I get to the recipe, I wanted to talk about another gift that I like to do for close family and friends. Below is a round up of my favorite recipes from 2013. I collected them from different websites, blogs, and from my own recipes. What am I going to do with these recipes? I’m going to gift them.
There are two ways you can do this. One would be to print out each recipe with the website included. Then create a little book of recipes for a fellow foodie friend or family member. I think it’s fun to receive new ideas from friends to know your taste buds and food personality.
Another option would be to email the collection to a close friend or family member and have them pick out what they would like as an end-of-the-year dinner. Then on New Year’s Eve you can have them over for this dinner. So yes, it’s a little after Christmas, but I think the gesture is fun and who doesn’t like to receive a gift after Christmas?!
If you had to pick three of these recipes for an end of year gifting dinner, which ones would you choose? Tough decisions here people.
Alright, I saved the best for last. This recipe for spicy roasted wasabi peas is definitely a must make for the holidays.
I love giving them as a gift, because it’s unique and just plain tasty.
Homemade Spicy Roasted Wasabi Peas
- Total Time: 50-60 minutes
Spicy, salty, and crunchy, these homemade roasted wasabi peas are the perfect healthy snack.
- 1 10oz can green peas
- ½ tsp. sea salt
- ½ tsp. black pepper
- ¼ tsp paprika
- ¼ tsp chili powder
- ½ tsp. garlic salt
- 1 Tbsp. Wasabi powder
- 1 Tbsp. arrowroot flour (optional for crispier texture)
- 1 Tbsp. oil
- optional coatings- roll nutritional yeast after roasted and cooled.
- Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees and prepare a baking sheet. I lightly coated mine witch coconut oil. Could also use foil or parchment paper.
- Drain peas from can. Use a paper towel to gently pat them, ensuring they’re as dry as possible.
- Place peas in a mixing bowl. Add the oil and spices and toss to coat.
- Spread the peas out on your baking sheet (you want them spread out evenly). Place them on the center rack of the oven and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
- I took mine out around 45 minutes and added a little more seasoning and then continued to roast for another 10 minutes.
- Allow to cool completely then you are able to store them at room temp.
Recipe Adapted From About.com
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 45-55 minutes
You can decorate a mason jar or canister and fill it with the roasted wasabi peas.
And if you’re corny like me, you can write a little note saying…
” You spice up my life. Merry Christmas or happy Holidays! “
Pretty sure the kiwi will be getting these in his stocking.
Have your tried making your own roasted wasabi peas?
Corny Cotter (LC)
Hi! I would like to try out this recipe and am wondering if you think I could substitute cornstarch for the arrowroot flour as I dont have any. Thanks very much!
I think that should work! Or potato starch.
I’m going to have to try this! I can reduce the salt to make a low-sodium version of one of my favorite snacks. Thanks for the recipe!
You’re welcome, Gary!
Was looking for a DIY wasabi pea recipe and saw this, why are yours totally black though? The Japanese ones I see are green.
Probably because I used canned peas versus fresh and a darker peanut flour mixed with the wasabi
Heather @ Better With Veggies
Oh man, these sound delicious!! You’re making me excited about getting back in the kitchen next week. 🙂
Brittany @ Delights and Delectables
love that recipe round up!! does this mean if I pick one out you will cook for me?? 😉
you betcha! but you’re in charge of the lentil soup, k?
Jan @ Sprouts n Squats
I am such a wuss when it comes to spice but something about these peas makes me want to give them a try 🙂
Love the gift ideas- such fun ideas! so many fun recipes to choose from, I’d like to have coffee as a post-christmas extravaganza. 🙂
Wasabi is something we are learning to like 😉 mainly with sushi, but love this idea!
you would love wasabi roasted seeds! try it!
Aww, thanks for that! I was thinking about giving a recipe collection to my sister in law and now I know how 🙂
oh my gosh, do it! she’d love it!
How cool I love peas and would never think
To do this!
Maria @ Little Miss Cornucopia
pb + wasabi? a little holiday spice is always nice!
what a great idea for gifting recipes btw! out of all the recipe ideas, i like the pb&j healthy bites, the chocolate pistachio coconut butter, and the sweet potato meringue pie. all things sweet! 🙂
i know, i want to eat them all! haha, which would take a while to make first. LOL!
GiGi Eats Celebrities
YOUUUUUUU SPICEEE UPPP MYYYY LIFEEEEEE!
(Sing that like, You light up my life… Sing it REALLY REALLY LOUD!)
i’m singing it! can you hear me? 😉
Jody - Fit at 56
Love your ideas always!! I wish I was not such a lazy cook! 🙂 You make everything look amazing!!!!!! Who spices up my life – Hugh Jackman – OH WAIT, my hubby! 😉
hehe Hugh is pretty spicy, i agree!
Gina @ Health, Love, and Chocolate
I seriously don’t know how you make peas look so darn good, but you do it oh so well. 😉
pretty sure you’d love this recipe. I bet you could recreate it and add more. So talented lady!
How on earth do you think of these things?! Must be the strange but good part of you, hmm?! 😉 They sound SO good though! I loooove wasabi. And I also love the recipe book idea. Totally stealing that. AND I love YOU!
you know me! i’m always strange! LOVE U
Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
Ok, you have tooooootally got me thinking about making salt and vinegar roasted peas now! I’ve done it with chickpeas before but don’t know why I’ve never tried actual peas. You’re a clever one! And like many people above, I’m totally thinking Spice Girls right now. 🙂
oh that is genius! let me know if you try it!
Arman @ thebigmansworld
YUM!! I love wasabi peas and now I can just make my own- genius!
do it and report back! for some reason i think you would add a little twist to this recipe which would make it even better. I await your thoughts! haha
What a great idea with the recipes!! Hard to pick – I would definitely do the chicken habenero nachos!!
mmmm okay now i want them. Come over, we’ll make them!
She Rocks Fitness
HAHA! You’re unreal Corny Cotter! I haven’t had PEAS in so long…I am going to have to bring them back when I come back after Christmas. PS: I’m going to freeze in NJ…ARGH!
i know! i can’t believe we’ve been denying them for so long!!!
thank you! it was hard not to collect more. So many good recipes!
Christine @ Love, Life, Surf
I kind of love the idea of emailing some fav recipes to friends/family and asking them to pick out their favorites for a holiday meal. That brilliant! And how in the world is Christmas so close?!
i don’t know. Thanksgiving tricked us this year. sneaky
Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries
Mmmm those peas sound incredible!
Cody and Hunter spice up my life! They’re always making me smile and never let life get boring. 🙂
that’s the best spice ever—> smiling and blessings. <3
I would have NEVER thought to put Peanut Butter and Wasabi together. That does say Peanut Butter, right? Great round up.
yes, i use peanut flour though. You can probably use a little peanut butter instead. Let me know if you try it Tara!
Melanie @ Nutritious Eats
Love wasabi peas- never thought to make them at home!
oh you’d love them! salty and sweet fix!
Amazing! I buy these all the time in packets (and they cost a bomb!) now I can make them! Let the snacking commence…
my thoughts exactly! so easy to make too!
Sara @ LovingOnTheRun
Love this! You better bet I am going to be going through EVERY SINGLE ONE of those recipes! Thanks for putting them all in one spot 🙂
can i come over when you do? LOL!
Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl
I am a MAJOR pea lover…like it is almost embarrassing how much I love them ;). I am definitely going to try these out! I love roasted chickpeas so roasted green peas HAVE to be good.
no shame there! love it!!
you won tara’s healthy bite giveaway! I’ll send them next week! are you vegan? email cottercrunch at hotmail. YAY!!!
Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat
Such a great recipe round up! I want to try everything! 😉 Not a bad recipe in the bunch!
What an interesting roasted peas recipe! I had store bought wasabi peas once along time ago, but have never made my own before. I think the addition of peanut flour is so interesting. I bet it totally takes them to a whole new level!
the pb flour really makes them more savory. Let me know if you try it!
Meg @ A Dash of Meg
ooooooo pb and wasabi! how fun 😀 i need to make your bison cups still 😀
i think you should make them for Eddie. A fun date night, yes? Love you!
Ooh all the recipe goodness in one place, thanks!
Heather (Where's the Beach)
I love homemade gifts like this. Definitely more personal!
Laura @ Mommy Run Fast
Would it work just as well with frozen (thawed) green peas? I’ve been wanting to make these but had no idea how! So cool!
i think so! just make sure they aren’t too cold and dry them out well. Keep me posted!
Amanda @ .running with spoons.
Spice up your life… now I’m going to have that Spice Girls song stuck in my head for the whole day 😆 And I’m rubbish at picking favourites — ALL the food!
haha i know! i had the song stuck in my head all day. LOL!
Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table
I do something similar with chickpeas… must try it with these flavors. I do love me some wasabi!
i thought you would approve!
Nothing like keeping this ‘spicy’! 🙂
In another year recap, we will HAVE to meet up! 😉
yes we will!!! xxoo
Liz @ I Heart Vegetables
You are so clever!!! I love spicy things! This sounds so delicious 🙂
oh yay for a fellow spice lover!
Linz @ Itz Linz
i’m all about making baked goods and you’re right – this is SO unique!! i’ll need to try it out!!
I Never would have thought to do this with green peas. When I saw the photo, I thought they were chick peas. Sounds good to me…the sweet of the peas and the spicy/tangy of the wasabi. Yum!
chick peas would work too! YUM!