I know. You think I must have checked into crazy-ville, suggesting you turn on your oven in hot weather. For nuts.
But I have to tell you, with a recipe that can be a topping for a variety of things (salads, pasta, chicken) it'll be worth it. Frankly, calling something so simple to make a recipe is a little weird for me, but the outcome is quite delicious. I'm using dried herbs - so they don't burn - on my nuts, but you could really set your imagination free on these jewels. Taking a savory or sweet route is up to you.
Chop these up to top on a salad, put it on a charcuterie platter, or enjoy by themselves. I crunch on these with a glass of Pinot Gris, which helps you cool down in the hot weather ... or so I've been told. I'll test a few more glasses and let you know what happens.
Roasted Almonds with Herbs
Makes 1 cup
1 cup raw almonds
1 Tablespoon dried herbs
1 Tablespoon olive oil
Pinch of salt
- Put the raw almonds on a baking pan. Drizzle all of the olive oil.
- Put the dried herbs on top of the almonds and mix until all of the almonds are evenly coated.
- Bake in a 350°F oven for about 15-20 minutes. Cool completely before serving.