Basil-Pesto Almonds

Almonds are a great snack that fill you up, but don’t let you down. With an irresistible crunch and light flavor, almonds are the perfect on-the-go snack to enjoy at any time of the day. Here is an appetizer recipe-with a handful of almonds. You could look at it as an appetizer before a meal or eat whenever you want.

Prep time: 15 min
Baking time: 1 hr
Serves: 8-10

Ingredients

  • 2 egg whites
  • 10 g packed whole basil leaves
  • 400 g whole natural almonds
  • 25 g freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp garlic powder

Method

Preheat the oven to 110 degree Celsius. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

Combine the egg whites and basil in a blender; blend on low speed until the mixture is pureed. Toss egg white mixture with the almonds. Drain in a colander.

Stir together cheese, salt and garlic powder in a medium bowl. Add drained almonds and toss to a coat. Place almonds in a single layer on a prepared baking sheet. Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool completely and store in an airtight container.

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