Savoury Almonds Recipe

Aug 31, 2019Recipes

Confession: I’m not a fan plain, raw nuts. It’s a #dietitianfail because they are the healthiest when in their natural, plain state. But I think it’s because of my Asian upbringing, I find they need more spice for my palette!


I’m always testing different ways to make them tastier. Lately I’ve had more of a salt tooth, so here is a savoury recipe I tried with almonds.


Almonds are great at curbing hunger. The fibre and protein will keep you full longer. There are many ways you can enjoy this recipe:


  • Keep in your work drawer for in case you get hungry and need a 3 pm snack. It’s better than a drawer full of candy!
  • Keep a small stash in your purse/briefcase. A small snack like this helps to curb hunger on the go. Keep them in a small bag or container.
  • Feeling snacky at night? Munch on these instead of potato chips. 


If you have more of a sweet tooth, I made a sweet version of the recipe. This one reminds me of one of my fav snacks: beer nuts! Except healthier ;). Check it out here: Roasted Cinnamon-Sugar Almonds.

Prep Time 5 mins | Total Time  5 mins | Serves 8


2 cups raw, unsalted almonds

1.5 Tbsp canola oil

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp garlic powder

½ tsp red pepper flakes, pulsed in a spice grinder

½ tsp salt

1 tsp sriracha sauce or enough to taste


  1. Combine paprika, cumin, garlic powder, red pepper flakes and salt in a small bowl. Mix together.
  2. Heat canola oil in a pan on medium heat until hot.
  3. Add dry seasoning mix into pan with oil. Allow mixture to bubble and get hot.
  4. Toss almonds into pan. Stir until completely coated with seasonings. Keep almonds moving to avoid burning.
  5. Add sriracha sauce and mix together for about one minute.
  6. Pour almonds onto a plate. Allow to cool before serving.
  7. Once completely cool, can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Did you try this recipe? Did you like it? Comment below and let me know!


Meet Michelle

Welcome, I'm Michelle! I'm a TV and digital media registered dietitian and Asian cuisine content creator based out of Hamilton, ON Canada!


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