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Spiced Almonds

Description

This quick and easy snack is the perfect way to add a little zest to your day!

Ingredients

1⁄2 tsp
ground cumin
1⁄2 tsp
chili powder
1⁄2 tsp
curry powder
1⁄2 tsp
garlic powder
1⁄4 tsp
cayenne pepper
1⁄4 tsp
ground ginger
1⁄4 tsp
ground cinnamon
2 tbsp
olive oil
2 cup
shelled whole raw almonds
1 tbsp
kosher or sea salt (optional)

Instructions

-Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
-Mix cumin, chili powder, curry powder, garlic powder, cayenne, ginger, and cinnamon in a small bowl.  Set aside.
-Heat oil in a small skillet over low heat.  Add the spice mixture and stir well.  Simmer to mellow the flavors, approximately 3-4 minutes.
-Place nuts in a mixing bowl.  Pour spiced oil mixture over, and stir well to coat nuts.  Spread the nuts in a single layer on a baking sheet.  Bake for 15 minutes, shaking the pan once or twice during baking.

Remove the baking sheet from the oven, and using a spatula, toss the nuts with any spices and oil that have accumulated on the bottom of the pan.  Sprinkle with the salt while the nuts are still warm.  Let rest for 2 hours in a cool place.  Store in airtight jars, where nuts will stay tasty for up to 2 weeks.  Enjoy!

Notes

Adapted from a recipe in “The New Basics Cookbook” by Julie Rosso & Sheila Lukins. Serves 2 cups

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