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Spicy Rosemary Roasted Almonds

These spicy rosemary roasted almonds are a great healthy snack for the holidays. Perfect for holiday parties or get togethers.

A few Friday facts.

Fact #1: I used the word “sexy” two times in a presentation yesterday to a bunch of Texas facilities guys in the span of 20 minutes. If the fact that some ‘young’ (that’s a relative term considering I spent Wednesday night plucking grey hairs out of my head) woman was telling them how to do their job didn’t make them grossly uncomfortable, I’m pretty sure my word choice did.

Fact #2: Put me in a room with a bunch of southern accents and within 10 minutes I will be talking like I spent my whole life in South Carolina. I’m not sure where the “ya’lls” and “ma’ams” come from but apparently somewhere in this born and bred New Yorker there lies a hidden twang.

Spicy Rosemary Roasted Almonds

Fact #3: Cabela’s is considered an outing in Texas. We saw husbands downstairs shopping for hunting camo and guns, wives sitting upstairs in the restaurant area breastfeeding and kids looking at all the stuffed animals daddy shoots on display in an almost zoo like setting. I can almost hear the conversation in their house “Honey! Pack up the baby, we’re going to Cabela’s tonight!” You might be wondering why Kari and I were at Cabela’s to begin with? For cheesecake. Obviously.

Fact #4: Things really are bigger in Texas. Particularly, women’s hair.

Fact #5: A man fell asleep on my shoulder last night on the plane. Awkward really doesn’t do that kind of situation justice.

Fact #6: Eating healthy on the road is hard enough. Eating healthy on the road in Texas is even harder.

Rosemary Roasted Almonds

Fact #7: Spicy rosemary roasted nuts make #6 a bit easier.

Spicy Rosemary Almonds

Happy Friday! Go eat some nuts.

Spicy Rosemary Roasted Almonds

Spicy Rosemary Roasted Almonds

Yield: 4-6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

These spicy rosemary roasted almonds are a great healthy snack for the holidays. Perfect for holiday parties or get togethers.


  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 1 1/4 cup whole almonds


  1. In a small saucepan combine olive oil, red pepper flakes and rosemary and heat on low for about 10 minutes or until fragrant.
  2. Remove from heat and let cool.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  4. Once oil has cooled, toss almonds and oil mixture in a small bowl to fully coat.
  5. Spread almonds out on baking sheet and bake for about 15 minutes, tossing occasionally careful not burn.
  6. Eat warm out of oven or store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.


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Monday 23rd of January 2012

These look great!

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Monday 16th of January 2012

[...] Spicy Rosemary Roasted Almonds Spicy, salty, roasted almonds! Roasted almonds are an excellent choice to serve up and are always a crowd pleaser. This version that Gina from Running to the Kitchen has concocted would pair beautifully with a racy and slightly sweet Riesling. [...]

Kat @ living like the kings

Monday 28th of November 2011

Love the red place mat! What a great contrast for the pictures. Guess how many blog posts I am behind ;) )

Bill Smith

Thursday 24th of November 2011

haha i agree with carly! Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

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