Fresh Rosemary Roasted Almonds


Recipe sites are filled with gourmet dinners and elaborate desserts, but sometimes (okay, most of the time!) we just need simple, tasty, and nourishing. That’s where recipes like these rosemary roasted almonds come into play.

Fresh Rosemary Roasted Almonds Recipe (dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, and healthy!)

Tony was loving the maple almonds we have on hand, but I wanted a healthy snack that was savory, sugar-free and still fulfilling as an afternoon nosh. I found this easy option via Cooking Light magazine, and modified only slightly, since the recipe was already naturally dairy-free and nutritious!

To note, these rosemary roasted almonds are not only a good snack, they’re also good party fare! Put out a bowl and watch hungry guests nibble them away as they await the big meal or graze on other finger food offerings.

Special Diet Notes: Rosemary Roasted Almonds

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, vegetarian, and paleo.

Fresh Rosemary Roasted Almonds
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Recipe adapted from Cooking Light.
Serves: 2 cups (8 servings)
  • 2 cups whole "raw" almonds
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika (mild or hot)
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F and line a baking sheet with foil.
  2. Place the almonds on the baking sheet, drizzle on the oil and toss to coat.
  3. Sprinkle with the rosemary, paprika, salt, and cayenne, and toss to evenly distribute the seasonings.
  4. Spread the nuts into a single layer and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly toasted.
  5. Let cool - they will be hot right out of the oven! Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. I agree completely with your opening statement: sometimes we just need something simple and satisfying. I’ll be making a batch of these this week. Thank you.

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