Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Healthy recipe

A Healthy Snack to Go

Looking for a healthy snack you can take with you on the go? Look no further — I've got a savory treat for you: Cumin-Roasted Almonds! You can eat them as your scheduled snack, keep them at your desk or in your car to stave off grazing emergencies, or include them as your fat serving (depending on what kind of oxidizer you are; if you're a slow oxidizer, go easy on these!).

Cumin-Roasted Almonds

2 cups whole blanched almonds
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1. Preheat oven to 300°F.
2. Place almonds on a baking sheet; toss with oil, cumin, salt, and pepper. Bake until lightly toasted, about 25 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack.
Variation: Use curry powder and cayenne pepper in place of cumin and black pepper.
To make ahead: The almonds will keep in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Makes 32 servings.