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Mediterranean Almonds

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Prepare A Posh Nosh Flavoured Almonds Add Flare To Snacks

(NC) - Entertaining at home can be simple and sophisticated with the right combination of ingredients on the menu. Consider a tasteful evolution of a classic pairing: roasted, salty nuts and cold, thirst-quenching beer. Take this famous duo to new heights by pairing wines and flavoured almonds.

Mediterranean Almonds
Flavoured almonds are a perfect starter for any gathering. Serve these Mediterranean Almonds to guests as a pre-dinner nosh paired with wine, or grab a handful to upgrade any snacking occasion. The complexity of flavours pairs well with a soft-textured dry Rose, which is highly appreciated in many Mediterranean countries for its versatility.

With these delectable almonds in one hand and a glass of vino in the other, snacking never tasted so good. If you're short on time, try one of the many new flavoured almonds now available in most grocery stores.

Ingredients:

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups whole natural almonds
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 225 F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

Combine the egg whites and tomato paste in a medium bowl and whisk until smooth. Whisk in 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, the lemon zest, garlic powder and cayenne. Add almonds and toss to coat. Place almonds in a single layer on prepared baking sheet.

Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool slightly and transfer to a large bowl. Drizzle almonds with the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil and toss to coat. Sprinkle with the kosher salt and cumin and toss to coat. Cool completely while stirring occasionally. Store in an airtight container.

You can find the Mediterranean Almonds recipe and many others at www.AlmondsAreIn.com.

Nutritional Information: Per Serving: Calories 250; Cholesterol l0 mg; Total Fat 22 g; Fibre 5 g; Saturated Fat 2 g; Calcium 95 mg; Monounsaturated Fat 14 g; Magnesium 103 mg; Polyunsaturated Fat 5 g; Potassium 367 mg; Carbohydrate 9 g; Sodium 660 mg; Protein 9 g; Vitamin E 10 mg*; * Total Alpha-Tocopherol Equivalents


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