Ranch Roasted Mixed Nuts – The Real Food Dietitians


Snack happy with these oh-so-addicting, totally delicious Ranch Roasted Mixed Nuts. They’re Whole30-friendly, too!

This post was created in collaboration with our friends at Thrive Culinary Algae Oil.

Perfect for everyday snacking, serving at a party, or topping on a salad.

Ranch Roasted Mixed Nuts are made with a variety of raw nuts that are flavored with a homemade ranch seasoning blend, tossed in better-for-you Thrive Culinary Algae Oil and then roasted to toasty perfection. They take all of 5 minutes of your time to prep and in the oven they go. Bursting with flavor and made with only real food ingredients, Whole30-friendly Ranch Roasted Mixed Nuts make for a tasty and satisfying snack, are perfect for serving at a party and make for a great topper on salads. Another bonus that comes with these seasoned nuts is that you know exactly what goes into them versus the long list of questionable ingredients that you may see in snack mixes you purchase at the store.

Ranch Roasted Mixed Nuts in a white antique tea cup. Photo taken on a dark background.

Recipe inspired by…Doritos.

We love the challenge of “real food-ifying” and creating healthy recipes that remind us of some of the foods that we love – whether they’re from our childhood or in the present.

Cool Ranch Doritos are a snack food that comes to mind and were once something I enjoyed on the regular when I was…well, oblivious to the correlation food had on one’s health. At the time, they were in the running for being my favorite snack food of all time – up against Ruffles Cheddar and Sour Cream Chips, Ritz Bits Sandwich Crackers, Easy Cheese, Strawberry Pop Tarts, Peanut Butter M&M’s and Honey Nut Chex Mix. The crunchiness of Cool Ranch Doritos and how every chip is perfectly speckled with seasoning is something I had to replicate, but of course in a healthier, real food way using clean ingredients and better non-inflammatory oils. So allow me to introduce to you ‘cool’ Ranch Roasted Mixed Nuts. A recipe inspired by Doritos.

Ranch Roasted Mixed Nuts on a baking pan with a silver spoon holding a scoop of nuts also on the pan.

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Overhead photo of Ranch Roasted Mixed Nuts on a white plate with dill. Photo taken on a dark background.

Ranch Roasted Nuts are made with good-fat-filled Thrive Culinary Algae Oil.

Thrive Culinary Algae Oil is the newest oil to hit the at-home culinary scene and one we’re loving for sautéing, baking, roasted, drizzling on salads and marinating. What’s great about this oil is that it’s light, neutral taste lets the other flavors shine through your food, which is of course crucial in this recipe when you want cool ranch seasoning in the spotlight. And thanks to the high smoke point (up to 485 degrees), it’s safe to use over high heat. The high smoke point comes from its high levels of heat-stable, heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA’s). So you can feel good about using Thrive as an everyday cooking oil. We were a bit skeptical about an oil made from algae at first, but one try and we were pretty smitten with how versatile it is. You can also see how we use Thrive in our delicious Cauliflower Rice Unstuffing recipe as was as our oh-so-easy Orange-Ginger Chicken Stir-fry.

Ingredients for Ranch Roasted Mixed Nuts including Thrive Culinary Algae Oil, a bowl of raw nuts, fresh herbs, clear jar of oil and small plate of ranch spices. Photo taken on a dark background.

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Ranch Roasted Mixed Nuts are gluten-free, Whole30- and vegan-friendly.

Ranch Roasted Mixed Nuts being held in a hand. Bowl and plate of nuts in the background. Photo taken on a dark background.

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Ranch Roasted Nuts

Ranch Roasted Mixed Nuts are made with a variety of raw nuts that are flavored with a homemade ranch seasoning blend, tossed in better-for-you Thrive Culinary Algae Oil and then roasted to toasty perfection.

  • Author: Stacie Hassing
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 30 servings (1/4 cup)
  • Category: Snacks, Whole30
Ranch Roasted Mixed Nuts


  • 5 cups raw mixed nuts (cashews, almonds, pecans, walnuts)
  • 1/3 cup Thrive Culinary Algae Oil
  • 1 Tbsp. nutritional yeast (optional)
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. dried dill
  • 1 tsp. dried chives
  • 1 tsp. dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. sea salt


  • Pre-heat oven to 325º F.
  • In a small bowl combine the algae oil and seasonings and mix well to combine.
  • Add the mixed nuts to a large pan. Drizzle with the seasoned oil and toss so that all of the nuts are coated.
  • Roast in the oven for 20 minutes stirring every 5 minutes to prevent burning.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool on pan.
  • Store cooled nuts in a sealed container or mason jar for up to 4 weeks.


  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup
  • Calories: 220
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Sodium: 115mg
  • Fat: 21g
  • Carbohydrates: 6g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 5g


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