Add some zip to nuts with a splash of tequila and a sprinkle of lime zest. These almonds make a flavorful pre-dinner treat during cocktail hour, or toss some in your bag for an afternoon snack by the pool.
Yield: 1 cup
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Baking time: 10 minutes
1 cup raw, unsalted almonds
1 teaspoon tequila
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice*
Zest of 1 lime
½ teaspoon salt
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a medium-sized bowl, combine all ingredients and toss to coat the almonds evenly. Spread the almonds in a single layer on a baking sheet.
Bake for 10 minutes, stirring once halfway through. The almonds are done when they begin to brown. Let the almonds cool completely before serving.
*We recommend using lemons and limes from Paramount Citrus. They are consistently fresh and juicy and available at most major grocery, mass and club retailers.