Cayenne Spiced Almonds 3 Comments

Jul 14, 2008

I love almonds. The love affair started when I was a little kid, when my mum would pack us little nut bags for school excursions. Nowadays, I have a stash of almonds at my desk, where I chomp on them while on mute during conference calls. Today I introduce you to the adult version of almonds—Cayennne Spiced Almonds. Just as healthy as regular (read: boring, bland) almonds, these almonds pack a big flavor punch. Tempted? I introduced these spiced almonds at my last dinner party, and they were gone by the time I turned around. I didn’t realise that six people could eat almonds so quickly. They also store very well if they dont get eaten.


1 ½ teaspoons cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon smoked paprika
½ teaspoon super fine sugar
2 teaspoons sea salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 ⅔ cups blanched almonds


1 ⅔ cups

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time

10 minutes


Combine the cayenne, cumin, paprika, sugar and sea salt in a large bowl and set aside. Put the oil in a saucepan over medium heat and stir for ten munutes, or until golden. Remove with a slotted spoon, add to the spice mixture and toss to combine. Cool to room temperature, tossing occasionally and serve.


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Spices Used

Cayenne Pepper

Other Ingredients Used



This snack is good on it's ownsn in an asian salad, Here's one great recipe for an asian salad from!

1/2 lb. uncooked fettuccini or any flat noodles
1/2 cup green onion, finely sliced
1/4 cup brown rice vinegar
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
3 Tbsp. toasted sesame oil
2 Tbsp. raw sugar or granulated fructose
3/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. black pepper
2 cups green cabbage, shredded
1 cup tomato, cubed
Carrot slivers (optional)

1. Cook the noodles according to the package directions. Rinse in cold running water and set aside to drain well.

2. In a small bowl combine the green onion, vinegars, oil, sugar, salt, and pepper.

3. In a large bowl mix the vegetables together. Add the noodles and the vinegar mixture and toss well to combine. Serve immediately or chill until ready to serve.

—lillian, over 5 years ago

I think you left a bit of the recipe out.

—Alan, over 5 years ago

It looks like peanuts.

flashing lights, over 3 years ago

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