Za’atar Spiced Almonds

Good day, folks.  Sometimes I am just looking for that ‘something extra’….a topping for a salad, a sprinkle for hummus or a little snack in the middle of the day.

Lucky me, I came across this recipe in a cookbook  called Soframiz .  These za’atar spiced almonds are savoury and spicy and have an herby flavour from the za’atar.  I am linking you to an online version for  Za’atar Spiced Almonds.

Amazing how such a few ingredients can form a delectable treat.  Sliced almonds, toasted sesame seeds (I buy them toasted already), kosher salt, sumac, grated lemon rind and za’atar.  You can find za’atar mix at supermarkets or middle eastern supermarkets.

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Mix the sliced almonds with some olive oil and toasted them at 350°F on a lined roasting tray.  I line the tray to prevent the almonds from sticking to the pan.  The recipe says to bake them for 10 minutes but I found them the perfect light roasted colour after 14 minutes.

Mix the rest of the dry ingredients together.

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When the almonds have slightly cooled, mix them with the other ingredients and lay them out to cool completely.

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And that’s all there is to it.  I have sprinkled this mix on roasted vegetables, I have topped salads, and I have taken a handful to nibble between meals.  Lovely to have in the pantry.  Also lovely to give as a hostess gift when invited for dinner (I’ve done that too!).

Here’s the link again to the recipe:

Za’atar Spiced Almonds

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