Spiced Almonds


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


  1.  Preheat the oven to 160C Fan (180C conventional).
  2. Place all ingredients in a large bowl and toss well until the almonds are evenly coated in the spice mixture.
  3. 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,





  1. Hideo Yoshioka

    Nice comment 😊

    Sent from my iPhone


  2. I feel the same, if I give a gift I want it to be something that is really loving. And not indulgence. A few Christmases ago I gave lots of friends and family gold frankincense and myrrh flavoured chocolate as gifts. I did consider not doing so as I myself had stopped eating chocolate as it was having the effect of coffee on me. But I gave it anyway as I liked the gimmick of it. The following year everyone gave me chocolate even tho I hadn’t eaten it for almost 2 years. I found it very amusing.
    I love this simple recipe gift. There is always a yummy alternative to the usual, and usually comes with more care. A lovely friend of mine came for tea last year with a big pineapple in her arms, and HUGE smile!!! 😍

  3. These look simple and delicious!

  4. Reblogged this on hvmorden and commented:
    Love this recipie

  5. It is a beautiful idea Thais, thank you for sharing 🙂

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