I’m a big snacker. A big salty food snacker. That means that I won’t often reach for cookies instead I’ll reach for chips. Which frankly, isn’t much better for you. So when I find something that satisfies that salty craving and my hunger and is pretty good for me I’m all for it. These Garlic and Pepper Almonds are just that.
I generally like to snack on a handful of roasted almonds, but sometimes I want a little more flavor so I decided to mess with some seasonings to see what I could come up with. Taking a cue from The Flavor Bible (Don’t forget to leave a comment here for your chance to win a copy) I decided to toss freshly toasted almonds in a mixture of garlic powder and black pepper. It is the perfect, guilt free snack.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a bowl combine almonds, ½ teaspoon kosher salt and water. Toss to coat completely. Spread in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
Remove from oven, transfer to a bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with garlic powder and black pepper. Toss to coat.
Return to baking sheet and bake in oven for 5 more minutes. Allow to cool slightly before serving.