Recipe: Spiced Almonds


Spiced Almonds, Courtesy: foodnetwork.com
Spiced Almonds, Courtesy: foodnetwork.com

I planned on making this recipe 4 times – yes, 4 times – really! However, each time I bought the almonds, I ended up snacking on them before I got a chance to make the recipe! Well, that certainly got to be quite expensive. So, this  fourth time, I made the recipe as soon as I got home from the supermarket with the almonds!

Try these spiced almonds either as a snack on their own, or over salads, yogurt or ice cream!

Ingredients:

2 cups whole unsalted almonds
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. olive oil
1/4 tsp. hot pepper sauce

Directions:

  1. Toast the almonds in a dry skillet over a medium heat, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 3 minutes. Transfer the toasted almonds to a bowl.
  2. In a separate small bowl, stir together the cumin, garlic, cayenne pepper and salt.
  3. Heat the oil in the skillet over medium heat.
  4. Stir the spices into the oil and cook, stirring until warm, about 30 seconds.
  5. Add the almonds and cook, stirring frequently, until the nuts are warm and the spices are evenly distributed.
  6. Add the hot pepper sauce and stir to distribute.
  7. Remove the almonds from the pan and allow them to cool before serving.
Food Mingle Blog Alternatives and Substitutions:
  • If you aren’t a fan of hot pepper sauce, then consider substituting paprika instead, for a smoky flavor
Yield:  8 servings (1/4 cup per serving)

Source:  http://www.foodnetwork.com, recipe courtesy of Ellie Krieger, 2005, SHOW:  Healthy Appetite with Ellie Krieger , EPISODE:  Out of Exile

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