Raw almonds are so delicious. I much prefer them over salted almonds… there’s something about the raw almond that tastes so natural and wholesome. I usually make my own trail mix snack; it’s more cost efficient and I also get to add what I like into it! Raw almonds, pistachios, raisins, dried cranberries, dried mango, some dark cacao nibs – yum! I love it, but sometimes you need to spice it up a bit. (Enter first a-ha! moment for today’s recipe.)
During a meeting for work last week, we got to talking about our personal diets and eating healthy. It was so interesting to hear about everyone’s personal health experiences – we had a Vegan, a Gluten intolerant individual, a woman preparing for her upcoming wedding (so many juices in the mix), and a fellow Paleo-er!! I loved sharing our foodie stories over lunch, especially those that involved the wonderful cauliflower and almond! We talked about a recipe for dates which sounded so good, though I’ve never had dates before… I bought dates this weekend at Trader Joe’s and will report back on that one. We also talked about a simple and easy oven roasted almond recipe. This was perfect since I was geting a little bit bored with my usual trail mix. (Enter second a-ha! moment for today’s recipe.)
Oven Roasted Almonds with Sea Salt and Rosemary
- 1 cup of raw almonds
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1 tablespoon of fresh rosemary, coarsely chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F).
- Place all ingredients into a mixing bowl and toss well.
- Lay almonds onto a baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes.