Rosemary Roasted Almonds Recipe

These olive oil and rosemary roasted almonds are an irresistible snack that you can actually feel good about eating!

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Sometimes I do stupid things.

Stupid things like making these olive oil and rosemary roasted almonds the same week I have oral surgery. So here I am toothless (okay, just missing one tooth in the back of my mouth). The house smells of the amazing aroma of these addicting almonds. Salty, crunchy, and full of fantastic flavor from good olive oil and dried rosemary. I try one (or a few), for quality assurance purposes of course, and find out three things:

  1. They’re dang good.
  2. My mouth is not ready for crunchy almonds.
  3. I am sad.

These, paired with a beverage of your choice (I’ll take a beer!), results in snacking perfection. Luckily, I have a husband who will be able to enjoy that. And probably my neighbors too. I’ll just have to wait until next time.

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On a side note, it’s been over a week since I had popcorn. This may seem insignificant to you, but I am dyyyyyying without it, you guys. I didn’t realize how truly addicted I was to popcorn. You probably all realized it (my instagram feed is a dead giveaway), but it’s really hard not snacking on popcorn. Without popcorn, I don’t even enjoy sitting down with my DVR to catch up on Grey’s Anatomy and How to Get Away with Murder. That’s a lie. But it isn’t near as enjoyable without a bowl of salty, buttery popcorn. Somehow applesauce just isn’t doing it for me.

Eventually my mouth will return to normal (right??!?!) and I’ll once again be devouring popcorn all too often. And of course these almonds are going to have to make another appearance asap.

You will love these rosemary roasted almonds!

Olive Oil and Rosemary Roasted Almonds - get the recipe on

Olive Oil and Rosemary Roasted Almonds

These olive oil and rosemary roasted almonds are an irresistible snack that you can actually feel good about eating!

5 / 5 (2 Reviews)
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  • 3 cups (1 pound) whole raw almonds
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried (crushed) rosemary


  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 10 minutes.
  5. Cool completely on baking sheet before storing in an airtight container.
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Verdict: I ate these until I couldn’t anymore because of the pain, they were so good.

Husband’s take: He loved how filling these were — a great work snack.

Changes I would make: None are necessary.

Difficulty: Easy.


Looking for more addicting, crunchy and flavorful nuts? Try these recipes: Sugar Free Cinnamon Roasted Almonds, Spiced Pecans Recipe, Vanilla Bean Candied Walnuts, Smoky Roasted Almonds, Sweet and Spicy Candied Bourbon Pecans, Honey Mustard Roasted Nuts from Naturally Ella, or Chili Lime Roasted Cashews from What’s Gaby Cooking.

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  1. so good and healthy. keep making in our house never run out. I mix with Japanese sea salt (akaho tesho)and home grown rosemary. toy from las vegas

    Rating: 5
  2. Have enjoyed this recipe numerous times and it is so simple, yet so delicious! My sister & brother-in-law are almond farmers so, fresh, raw nuts are a staple in our house, AND we have fresh rosemary growing. Mixed with Hawaiian salt and EVOO, 20″ in a 350 degree oven (turn at 10″) … as we say in Hawaii “oh so ono!”

    Rating: 5
  3. Seem delicious, but the second round of 10 minutes was too long for my over. The almonds burned. I would recommend watching them after half way through the second 10 minutes.

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  6. Hi. I soaked my almonds. Should I dry them first and then roast or can I just immediately roast them after I am done with soaking and rinsing. ? And I only have a convection oven. So, how long do you think I need to roast the soaked almonds with just olive oil ?

  7. I actually have no idea what I’d have missed before, probably something silly like toast. But now. Well now, I’ll probably miss these!

  8. these nuts sound delicious!! hope your mouth recovers quickly :)

  9. I love almonds and this is such a great way to season them. Hope you feel better soon!

  10. I love snacks like this! Such great flavor yet so simple!

  11. Ouch….something soft that doesn’t need chewing! I will eat these for you. I love almonds.

  12. I am making these. Then I will eat them all. They are perfect!

  13. I have a bag of almonds in the fridge just waiting for this recipe. Fresh rosemary is alive and well in pots on the deck, so think I’ll use that instead of dried. Delicious post! :-)

  14. when I had oral surgery, I was craving nachos after making my family a meal. I had a few and ate them on the other side of my mouth. Stupid choice, but tasted so good.

  15. I make almost this exact recipe! Great foodies minds think alike :)

  16. I’d miss nuts and granola for sure, and these nuts sound perfect for binge watching Netflix

  17. I love roasting nuts at home! Such a great, easy snack. Hopefully you feel better soon – dental work is the worst! :(

  18. When I was wearing braces, I had to give up corn on the cob and sandwiches whenever we were out because it wasn’t a pretty site afterwards. Hope your mouth feels better soon.I am a sucker for crunchy snacks so it would be hard for me to give those up too.

  19. I have seriously been crying for you over your lack of popcorn. As a fellow addict, I understand!
    And I am truly sad about your lack of almond eating. Don’t worry I’ll eat some for you ;) Pinned!

  20. I would probably benefit because my weakness is ice cream ;) I just told my husband I want to get popcorn kernels to pop because you had me craving it!

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