Garlic and Hot Pepper Toasted Almonds

Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 5 mins

These are great as a host gift or holiday gift in an clean mason jar with nice ribbon, or try them as a low fuss pre-dinner snack. Developed for the Almond Board of California by Trish Magwood, author of James Beard award winning cookbook ‘dish entertains’,

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large fry pan, heat oil and butter together over medium heat until foamy.
  2. Add garlic and red pepper flakes and heat for 30 seconds.
  3. Add almonds, stirring constantly until coated and lightly toasted, about 5 minutes.
  4. Season with salt. Cool and store in an airtight container.
Most Helpful

These are good, 4 1/2 stars. With a cold here I wanted DD (toddler) and I to have something to munch while we were making a healthy lunch and we need everything to keep this cold at bay. I used unrefined extra virgin olive oil but since it is unrefined it smoked a bit and I turned the heat down. I made these in my cast iron frying pan finding the same issue breezermom did with the garlic not staying on the almonds. Instead of red pepper flakes I used cayenne pepper powder, sea salt, and the rest of the ingredients. Made for Veggie Swap 38 ~ September ~

UmmBinat September 17, 2011

I really loved these! So full of flavor, although I'd like a bit more heat.....easily rectified! I did find that my garlic tended to stick together instead of sticking to the nuts, so I sprinkled a bit of garlic salt instead of regular salt on the nuts while they were cooling. I'll be back to take a the middle of a tropical storm, and the outdoors is just not really photographic right now. :)

breezermom September 05, 2011