I made these spicy roasted almonds as a gift for some friends when I went over to their house for lunch. A pretty jar of roasted nuts is my favourite gift to give when invited for a meal; it’s a nice gesture that you’ve taken the time to make something yourself and it’s a great snack for sharing .
You simply toss the almonds in a little olive oil, lemon juice, spices and herbs then roast till crunchy and toasted. If you don’t like things too spicy, start with half a teaspoon of chilli powder, but I like it hot! You can snack on these as they are, or try sprinkling them on salads and vegetables.
Spiced Almonds – Vegan, Gluten and Dairy free / No added sugar or salt.
- 3 cups almonds
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 tsp hot chilli powder
- 1 tsp ground coriander
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp dried rosemary
- ½ tsp smoked paprika
- Preheat the oven to 160C Fan (180C conventional).
- Place all ingredients in a large bowl and toss well until the almonds are evenly coated in the spice mixture.
- Spread the almonds on to a large baking sheet lined with foil then place in the oven. Roast for 7-8 minutes, gently tossing the nuts halfway through until they are toasted and smell fragrant. *
*Cooking time depends on your oven and could be up to 15 minutes, just check after 7-8 minutes. If you’re unsure whether the nuts are ready, take an almond out and chop it in half with a sharp knife. If it’s still white inside, it needs more time, it should be a golden inside.
With Love, Spice and Smile,