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Rosemary Roasted Almonds

Rosemary Roasted Almonds

We hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas. Santa brought our gift early this year, our new kitchen, so we spent most of the day watching movies in our pj’s. It was nice to relax. We did cook up a nice dinner and were able to talk to our friend’s and family. It was a great day. If you are all sugared out from eating too many Christmas cookies, I have a healthy recipe for you to enjoy today-rosemary roasted almonds.

I love snacking on nuts, they are delicious and nutritious. Nuts are a great source of protein, contain heart healthy fats, and they are easy to eat on the go. I like eating plain nuts, but roasted nuts are even better. Cinnamon roasted almonds are my favorite, but these rosemary roasted almonds are a close second. Whole almonds are seasoned with fresh rosemary, a dash of chile powder, salt and then placed in the oven to roast.

Our house smelled amazing while the almonds were roasting away. I sampled a few nuts as soon as I removed them from the oven and was very pleased with the results. The rosemary compliments the almonds nicely. These rosemary roasted almonds make a terrific game day snack or party appetizer. I am going to put a bowl of rosemary roasted almonds out for our New Year’s party. I know our guests will enjoy munching on them.

Rosemary Roasted Almonds

Yield: 2 cups almonds

Cook Time: 20 minutes


2 cups whole almonds
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
1/2 teaspoon chile powder
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
Dash of ground red pepper


1. Preheat oven to 325°. Line a large baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or foil. Set aside.

2. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and stir until almonds are evenly coated. Arrange nut mixture in a single layer on prepared baking sheet. Bake at 325° for 20 minutes or until lightly toasted. Cool to room temperature.

Recipe adapted from Cooking Light

If you like these rosemary roasted almonds, you might also like:

Cinnamon Roasted Almonds from Two Peas and Their Pod
Spicy Cocoa Roasted Almonds from My Kitchen Addiction
Honey Roasted Almonds from Natalie’s Killer Cuisine

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69 Responses to “Rosemary Roasted Almonds”

  1. Blog is the New Black — December 27, 2010 @ 3:58 am

    What a great idea! I would never have thought to pair almonds with rosemary.

  2. Jessica @ How Sweet — December 27, 2010 @ 4:48 am

    we have been relaxing and watching movies too. it is wonderful!

  3. Alyssa — December 27, 2010 @ 5:21 am

    I just made the cinnamon sugar roasted almonds but these look A LOT healthier. Perhaps after the New Year :)

  4. Rachel — December 27, 2010 @ 7:39 am

    YUM! I love rosemary AND almonds! I usually do spiced almonds, not sugary and NOW when I get home and have fresh rosemary — I must make these! Thanks for the yummy recipe! Glad y’all had a relaxing Christmas! :-)

  5. Amy at TheSceneFromMe — December 27, 2010 @ 7:53 am

    Yum, I love almonds! Sweet or Savory, they are all delicious :)

  6. Kalynskitchen — December 27, 2010 @ 8:15 am

    Sounds delicious and perfect for a party.

  7. Jennifer (Savor) — December 27, 2010 @ 9:42 am

    I am coming to your party and may eat all of these 😉

  8. susan — December 27, 2010 @ 9:59 am

    i love nuts on steroids! these look yummy!

  9. Barida — December 27, 2010 @ 10:02 am

    I love almonds too and everything related, but never tried adding the rosemary to them! Will try next time 😉 Thanks for sharing!

  10. sisters running the kitchen — December 27, 2010 @ 10:10 am

    yum these look great! I need to eat almonds more often. eat almond butter all the time but not the real thing very often. these look like a good way to spice them up a bit

  11. Amanda — December 27, 2010 @ 10:32 am

    Great recipe! I just have to share… our grocery store was out of Rosemary during Christmas! No fresh. No dried. NOTHING!! I was in panic mode. :) Next time I will have to stock up.. especially when I make these!!

  12. marla {family fresh cooking} — December 27, 2010 @ 10:46 am

    Oooohhh, rosemary toasted almonds would balance out all of those sweets very nicely. Love rosemary & I love almonds. Thanks for this recipe Maria! XO

  13. Kelsey — December 27, 2010 @ 11:45 am

    These look amazing Maria!!

  14. Georgia Pellegrini — December 27, 2010 @ 11:49 am

    I would love to plate these with a freshly made meal or just enjoy them as a great snack. Thanks for the idea.

  15. Robyn | Add a Pinch — December 27, 2010 @ 11:53 am

    Oh my, these sound delicious. I’m adding them to my New Year’s party menu, too. So glad you joined in on Mingle Monday! Have a great holiday week!

  16. Joanne — December 27, 2010 @ 11:55 am

    Mmm these are the perfect savory treat to have sitting on an appetizer table! Delicious.

  17. Ben — December 27, 2010 @ 1:01 pm

    OMG those look delicious for my lazy movie days. It’s good to hear you had a great and relaxing Christmas.

  18. Shaina — December 27, 2010 @ 1:43 pm

    Rosemary roasted nuts are some of our favorites, too!

  19. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — December 27, 2010 @ 1:54 pm

    Roasted almonds and rosemary, what’s not to love? Great recipe.

  20. Sues — December 27, 2010 @ 2:12 pm

    Ooh I just love these for the perfect holiday snack idea :)

  21. Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather — December 27, 2010 @ 2:52 pm

    Yum! I love alomnds plain, but roasted takes them to the top. Rosemary would be delicious!

  22. zerrin — December 27, 2010 @ 3:57 pm

    Never thought of combining nuts and rosemary. Sounds like a great combo of flavors!

  23. Kerstin — December 27, 2010 @ 4:55 pm

    I love having roasted almonds around – they are such a great snack and your rosemary version sounds delicious!

  24. Elle Hyson — December 27, 2010 @ 5:14 pm

    Have to combine almonds and rosemary next time I have a batch to roast – Friday I roasted a pint jar full so we have enough for a while – but these sound wonderful. A Happy and Healthy New Year to you both.

  25. Ourfamilyworld — December 27, 2010 @ 6:02 pm

    We love almonds but never thought of adding rosemary. For sure we will try it. thanks for the sharing

  26. Amanda — December 27, 2010 @ 6:20 pm

    These sound wonderful Maria. I LOVE snacking on nuts, and almonds are my all time favorite!

  27. Anna@Tallgrasskitchen — December 27, 2010 @ 8:03 pm

    I love nuts and rosemary. But I still have to make it a little bit sweet. Rosemary, cayenne, and a touch of brown sugar…

  28. Cookin' Canuck — December 27, 2010 @ 10:39 pm

    Perfect snack for anytime! I can’t imagine eating just one handful.

  29. Marly — December 28, 2010 @ 6:50 am

    A day in PJs? Sounds good. A day in PJs watching movies and eating these rosemary roasted almonds? Divine! Glad you had a great day!

  30. Baking Serendipity — December 28, 2010 @ 7:22 am

    I think I need a healthy snack after all the junk I’ve eaten lately! These look perfect :) Glad you had a great, relaxing holiday.

  31. Oldfangled — December 28, 2010 @ 7:32 am

    Oh, that looks good. I love rosemary.
    Hubby and I watch movies in our PJs every Christmas Day. So relaxing!

  32. Jenny Flake — December 28, 2010 @ 8:15 am

    Nothing like a great bowl of roasted Almonds! Love your recipe :)

  33. Tracy — December 29, 2010 @ 1:09 pm

    These look lovely! I think rosemary goes with everything. :-)

  34. Lana @ Never Enough Thyme — December 30, 2010 @ 7:22 pm

    A fantastic snack! Perfect to add to the New Year’s table.

  35. Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — January 3, 2011 @ 8:29 pm

    These almonds look fabulous! I need more savory sweets. I’m kind of done with sweets after the holidays, so this is a lovely change of pace!

  36. rose — January 12, 2011 @ 8:54 pm

    great recipe. i think i’ll use even more rosemary next time! i served them with a cheese platter and they were a hit! thanks maria

    • twopeas replied: — January 13th, 2011 @ 7:41 am

      I am always fine with more rosemary:) Glad you liked the almonds!

  37. Erin Clark — February 7, 2011 @ 10:41 am

    Sounds crazy but try rolling your almonds in lightly whipped egg whites then the spices. Bake as usual might want to butter the pan. After they done, it adds an extra crunch and shine to the nuts.

    • twopeas replied: — February 7th, 2011 @ 1:45 pm

      Great tip, thanks!

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