Spicy Almonds

Prep Time: 3 min Cook Time: 15 min
Spicy Almonds

Spicy Almonds

Prep Time: 3 min Cook Time: 15 min

About This Recipe

These Spanish-accented almonds make a great addition to a cheese board or salad. They’re also a fabulous casserole topping, and a tasty snack either on their own or mixed with other nuts and popcorn in a bowl. Increase the paprika or add some chipotle or cayenne if you want them spicier.

The Benefits

Nuts are a nutrient-dense and healthy snack. Grab a handful of these instead of something greasy and processed.


Yield: 1 cup
  • 1 Tbsp (30 ml) sherry vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp (15ml) honey
  • 1 tsp hot smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup (130 g) whole blanched almonds
  • 1 Tbsp butter


  1. Step 1
    Whisk everything but the almonds together in a bowl until the honey is dissolved. Toast the almonds in a pan over medium heat until they become fragrant and begin to brown, about 7 minutes. Add the butter and stir the almonds to coat, letting them cook for another 3 minutes or so. When the butter begins to brown, pour in the honey-vinegar mixture, stir well, and let the liquid reduce to a syrup that coats the almonds. Let them cool down a bit, then serve.

Substitutions: Any other tree nuts or peanuts, separately or in combination