DIY Snack: Parmesan Almonds

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parmesan almonds
parmesan almonds

Photo: Leigh Loftus

Once upon a time, I was in an airport. I was hungry in said airport (why? because I’m ALWAYS hungry, that’s why). So, I stopped in a charming little Hudson News boutique planning to buy a Luna bar.

“Planning to” are the operative words here because when I approached the checkout counter the clerk informed me that the bar was $3.95. Yes, four dollars for a granola bar. Honestly, does anyone like Luna bars that much?

Needless to say, I waited until I boarded the plane and let the airline pretzels tide me over but my point here? Snacks are expensive. Good snacks are expensive. If you want to stretch your groceries further, it will pay off to make your own.

So, I did. Awhile back, Sahale Snacks sent me a stash of their new seasoned nuts and I was pretty addicted to their Tuscan amonds. They taste like pizza. I’m not kidding. If you think that sound gross, then you’re probably correct. But they’re addicting. Addicting, but not addicting enough to buy them every time I’m at the grocery store.

I did what any rational food writer would do and I made my own. They weren’t quite as good as Sahale’s; they didn’t taste quite like ‘za, but they had a unique parmesan flavor that paired surprisingly well with almonds.

parmesan almonds

Photo: Leigh Loftus 

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DIY Snack: Parmesan Almonds
Recipe type: Small Plates & Snacks
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Serves: 8
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1½ teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 cups whole almonds
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Beat the egg white in a medium bowl with a wire wisk until peaks begin to form. Toss almonds in egg whites.
  2. In another medium bowl, combine cheese, garlic powder, paprika and oregano. Toss almonds with spices until evenly coated. Spread into one layer on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes, tossing every five minutes so the nuts roast evenly.
  3. Let cool before serving.
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    January 30, 2019 at 12:12 am

    It’s really great a combination of your two favorites into one.

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    Lynn Alexander
    January 29, 2019 at 10:53 pm

    I really love Parmesan and Almonds. What a blast if it is combined.

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    January 25, 2019 at 4:57 am

    Great for snacking! Two of my favorites combined. Thanks for giving me this idea!

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    G-Free Laura
    April 10, 2013 at 10:07 am

    I just ate Sahale Snacks almonds for the first time which prompted me to search for a recipe that I could make myself! We are SO on the same page! Can’t wait to try this out!

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    May 26, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Ohh man, these look so good! I love love love chowing down on raw almonds, but sometimes that gets so boring. These will surely take it up a notch! Thanks for sharing!

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      Denmark @ Healthy Living
      October 31, 2018 at 3:12 am

      Chowing down almonds is really enjoyable. This is just another great snack recipe!

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      Lynn Alexander
      January 14, 2019 at 4:05 pm

      Almonds is the best snack for me!

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    May 9, 2011 at 4:35 am

    Ohhh these look incredibly yummy!! Adding them to my must-try list!!

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    Kirsten is Comfortably Domestic
    March 24, 2011 at 12:37 am

    Oh. My. These look wonderful! Great blog concept! BTW–Naked Grape Pinot Grigio is one of my faves.

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      January 1, 2019 at 7:12 pm

      Parmesan Almonds is also a great snack!

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    February 1, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    I made them and they were as delicious as they look. Addictive! But… almonds are healthy, right!!!

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      Denmark @ Healthy Living
      October 31, 2018 at 4:05 am

      It really looks addictive. Almonds really has health benefits.

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    January 30, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    I have never had anything like this before, but these almonds sound absolutely delicious! I might be giving these a try sometime soon!

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    January 29, 2011 at 5:43 am

    These look delightful. I’d love to nibble on these over a couple of drinks with the girls, wouldn’t you?
    Much better than a $4 granola bar. This fall I nearly bought a $9 bottle of water but I was fortunate to run into a very kind clerk at the news stand. Seriously, water?

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    January 26, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    An interesting combination

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    January 26, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    Garlic, oregano, and parmesan? I’m all in!

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    Rachel W.
    January 26, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    Umm…pizza nuts sound AWESOME, what are you talking about? And these look pretty tasty too…sigh.

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    January 26, 2011 at 11:25 am

    Now these sound great!

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    January 26, 2011 at 8:56 am

    These look so good! And airports are such a rip off, I’d rather starve than pay 4 bucks for a granola bar!

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      January 1, 2019 at 8:42 pm

      I’ve made this and had as our snack on our trip and my sister loved it.

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        January 8, 2019 at 7:56 pm

        This is definitely a yummy treat. Snack on it anywhere and anytime.

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    Mackenzie@The Caramel Cookie
    January 26, 2011 at 8:37 am

    Yum! Airport food is sooo expensive! I usually try to bring something from home because I hate paying those prices!

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    January 26, 2011 at 8:23 am

    I can’t wait to try this one!!!

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    January 26, 2011 at 5:04 am

    When I saw this picture a oooh escaped from my mouth. These look incredibly delicious.

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    January 25, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    That looks like a perfect recipe for a party or just a handy snack to have around!

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    January 25, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    This looks delicious and so easy too!

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      January 1, 2019 at 10:33 pm

      It was really easy making these parmesan-almonds snack! And it’s really delicious!

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    January 25, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    I’m totally darn curious about the parmesan-almond combo now. I love Sahale snacks – especially the sing buri cashews – now you’ve got me wondering how I can recreate them myself!

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      January 1, 2019 at 8:44 pm

      I’m sure you won’t regret making your own of this parmesan-almonds snack combo!

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    January 25, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    Don’t even get me started on airport food. SUCH a rip-off!
    I love your mentality…if it’s too expensive, make it yourself! These sound delicious!

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      Lynn Alexander
      January 1, 2019 at 8:38 pm

      Making your own snack is really satisfying to have on any trip or to whatever you do.

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    January 25, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    This takes one of my favourite snacks to a whole new level!!

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    Eliz@The Sweet Life
    January 25, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    Wow–looks absolutely delicious. I like the concept of Sahale’s products but think they taste kind of funny.

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