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Spanish Roasted Almonds

Roasted and fried almonds are one of the first recipes I learned to make from my tapas bible as a kid. I still make them to this day, but with all sorts of sweet and salty variations. This particular recipe, however, is by far my favorite. It’s yet another ridiculously simple go-to recipe that’s perfect for a warm snack. It’s perfect recipe for one or for a party, as their Spanish-inspired flavor pair well with wine, or as a salty bar-style snack to accompany beer.

While you can buy roasted almonds everywhere these days, you’ll get more for your buck when you make your own and my favorite aspect – you know exactly what’s going into them. Unfortunately, when I started tuning into ingredients labels on my quest for a more natural diet, I started to notice some bizarre and not-so-natural additives in store-bought roasted nuts. The simplicity of this recipe is not only in the steps, but in the ingredients. You’ll know every spice that goes into the flavor and I don’t use anything but olive oil for these. The fragrance of the oil and the spice blend will fill your kitchen in minutes.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook  Time: 12 minutes



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a bowl, combine almonds, oil and spice blend until almonds are fully coated.
  • Spread almonds on a foil or parchment-lined baking sheet and roast in the oven for 10-12 minutes or until they have darkened. Toss almonds after 8 minutes to prevent too much browning on one side.
  • Allow to cool for 10 minutes.

19 thoughts on “Spanish Roasted Almonds”

  1. Yum! These look so good. I love nuts but usually find I don’t enjoy almonds very much. I’ll definitely try this recipe out and see if it helps!

  2. Yum and yum!! I love almonds! I seriously can eat them by the handfuls, note not handful 😉 Never would have thought to season them like this..will be trying this recipe for sure!

    1. I’m the same way, Clair! It’s difficult to stop at just one handful with these ones!

  3. Oh my, I have to try these. I love roasted almonds, I’ve made one from a bar recipe that’s really good with fresh rosemary and chile, but this sounds equally fabulous. I checked out your recipe for Spanish Spice, sounds delicious. I tried to leave a comment about it, but it said comments were closed.


  4. I have been eating more and more almonds these days since I started on the keto diet. Will have to try making them this way!

  5. I never thought of roasting my own almonds. It’s quite easy as you show. Thanks for planting the idea in my head.

  6. Thank you for sharing, these almonds look amazing, I have saved the recipe and I can’t wait to try them!

    ~xo Sheree

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