Foodie Explorations: Spicy Almonds #1

I’m gearing up for the holiday season and working on some treats that are flavorful and healthier than standard fare at most holiday feasts. These nuts are inspired by the spicy almonds served at Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards.

Spicy Almonds #1

1 cup raw whole almonds
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
squeeze of fresh lime juice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine all ingredients in a dish and stir to mix well. Spread in a single layer in a baking pan. Bake for about 15 minutes. Watch your time and temperature carefully as nuts can go from perfection to burned in an instant.

A squeeze of fresh lime adds a fresh brightness that complements the spiciness of the cayenne.

Just a touch of spicy heat.

Foodie Exploration NotesĀ For the Next Batch …

  • Bake a bit longer, probably 25 – 30 minutes to get more crunch.
  • Add the salt after the nuts roast, while they’re still hot.
  • Go a bit spicier!


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