Easy Dry Roasted Almonds: #163 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments

We had two giant bags of raw almonds from a past Costco run that weren’t getting eaten. So I decided to salt and dry roast them, and now they’re getting gobbled up like crazy. With this experiment, I learned how easy it is to roast almonds! Thanks to Jami for the inspiration.

This is part of our 1,000 Food Experiments to create sustainable meals for our family and hopefully yours.

Ingredients ($8 total)

4 cups raw almonds – $8.00
1 1/2 tbsp hot tap water – free
1 1/2 tsp salt – $0.08

Directions

1. In a small bowl, dissolve the salt in the hot water. In a large bowl, measure out the almonds.

2. Pour the salted water over the almonds and mix well to coat the almonds. Transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet and spread out to a single layer.

3. Bake at 375F for 8 minutes, then give the almonds a good stir and bake for 10-12 more minutes. When they’re a nice roasty color but haven’t yet started to burn, take them out to cool. They won’t be crunchy when they first come out, but don’t worry – they crunch up amazingly as they cool.

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for everyday snacking. Enjoy!

Sustainability Score (explained here)

  • Time to make: 3 = <1 hour
  • Servings: 3 = lots of leftovers
  • Cost per serving: 3 = <$5
  • Deliciousness:  3 = when are we having this again?
  • Environmental impact: 3 = minimal damage
  • Nutritional value: 3 = optimal nutrition
  • TOTAL: 18/18 (maximum score!)

If any of you lovely readers tried it, or have other recipes you’d like us to experiment with, please let me know. Wishing you and your family a healthy, happy day!

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