Simple Salted Almonds Recipe

This is more a concept than a prototypical recipe which is one of the reasons we like it so much. By adding a mere suspicion of sugar to her recipe for roasted salted almonds, Lauren has come up with an unusual variation on a traditional technique. Similar recipes usually call for no sugar at all, or for a larger amount of brown sugar, but this strikes a balance.


  • 1 cup blanched whole almonds
  • 1 teaspoon unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon coarse or fine sea salt


  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • In a baking pan spread almonds in one layer and toast in middle of oven until golden, about 12 minutes. Toss almonds with butter and salt until coated well and butter is melted.