Olive Oil Roasted Almonds Recipe

Rachel Gurk | Rachel Cooks

Olive oil roasted almonds are the perfect while-you're-cooking snack. Pour a glass of wine and nibble while you get dinner ready.

My days pretty much all the look the same. I get up before the sun with my son – he usually wakes me up between 5AM and 6AM.  

Then it is pretty much coffee-coffee-coffee until my daughter wakes up around 7. Everyone gets breakfast, we all play a little, and then little man goes down for a nap.

Olive Oil Roasted Almonds Photo

My daughter and I hang out while he sleeps, and we get dressed and ready for the day. He wakes up, we all have a quick snack and we’re out the door. 

Our destination changes, but we all need to get out of the house during this time of day. Then we rush home for lunch around noon and the kids are down for naps by 1:30. 

I work-work-work during their naps and then I crash at 3 p.m.

What is it about 3:00 in the afternoon? I just want to crawl back into bed and hide, but the fact of the matter is that there is dinner to be made and kids who need attention. 

I truly believe the culprit many times is that I am lacking protein and need a little snack. I love having snacks like these olive oil roasted almonds around. 

Olive Oil Roasted Almonds Picture

They are filling, healthy and give me that little boost I need to get my butt into the kitchen to make dinner.

And the best thing is – they couldn’t be easier to make. Just toss the almonds with some extra virgin olive oil, sea salt and a little cayenne and roast until they are golden brown and fragrant. 

It only takes 20 minutes! Store them in an airtight container and you’re all ready for snacking. 

These would also be great for after the kids go to bed. Something tells me they’d be terrific with a cold, frothy adult beverage. Just a hunch.

If almonds aren’t your thing, you might want to get your snack on with homemade cheez-its, quick sweet potato chips, or peanut butter lover’s trail mix

Are you tired of the dinner routine?

Stuck in a rut or looking for fun new recipes to try?

Our Facebook Group is growing every day! If you haven’t joined yet, we invite you to come check it out and join the fun.


You can ask for recipe ideas, talk about cooking techniques, or get help figuring out the right new pan set for you. If you’ve already joined, invite a friend along!


Olive Oil Roasted Almonds Recipe

    12 Servings


  • 3 cups Whole Raw Almonds
  • 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Sea Salt, fine
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Cayenne Pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a medium bowl, toss together all ingredients until almonds are well coated.
  3. Spread into a single layer on a large baking sheet.
  4. Roast for 10 minutes , stir, and continue roasting for another 5-8 minutes or until lightly browned. Watch carefully as they can burn quickly.
  5. Cool completely on baking sheet before storing in an airtight container.


Cooking Method:
, , , , , ,
Related Recipes:
Snack Recipes, Party Food Recipes, Roasted Recipes, Nut Recipes, Almond Recipes, Quick Recipes, Easy Recipes
Recipe Yields:
3 cups
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Total Time:
Related Post:
Author: Rachel Gurk
Recipe Yields: 3 cups
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1/4 cup
Servings Per Recipe 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 163
Calories 227

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g
  Saturated Fat 1g
Sodium 194mg
Total Carbohydrate 7g
  Dietary Fiber 4g
  Sugars 2g
Protein 8g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Rachel Gurk

About Rachel

Rachel freely admits she could eat popcorn every day on her blog Rachel Cooks. Given her love of snacks, we decided she'd be a perfect addition as a Snack Fanatic.

Show Comments