Basil Pesto Almonds Recipe

Louella
Louella Published November 10, 2020

How To Make Basil Pesto Almonds

This uniquely flavored almonds recipe is the perfect go-to for your afternoon hunger! It’s coated with pesto for a more well-rounded snack.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
Serves:

Ingredients

  • 2egg whites
  • ¼cupwhole basil leaves
  • ¾tspsalt
  • ½tspgarlic powder
  • ¼tspred pepper flakes
  • 2cupswhole unsalted almonds
  • ¼cupparmesan cheesefinely grated

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 225 degrees F.

  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

  3. In a blender, combine the egg whites, basil leaves, salt, garlic powder and red pepper flakes.

  4. Blend on low speed until mixture is pureed.

  5. In a small mixing bowl, toss the basil egg white mixture into the almonds until well combined.

  6. Let the almonds soak up some of the excess moisture for a few minutes.

  7. Stir in the parmesan cheese.

  8. Use a large mixing spoon to transfer the almonds to the prepared pan, leaving any excess basil mixture in the bowl.

  9. Spread almonds in a single layer on the baking sheet.

  10. Bake for 30 minutes or longer, stirring every 15 minutes, until the basil mixture is dried and the almonds are sufficiently crunchy.

  11. Let the almonds cool completely, serve, and enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 1442.91kcal
  • Fat: 110.08g
  • Saturated Fat: 29.86g
  • Trans Fat: 0.02g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 56.32g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 18.60g
  • Carbohydrates: 39.23g
  • Fiber: 18.76g
  • Sugar: 8.06g
  • Protein: 87.64g
  • Cholesterol: 101.12mg
  • Sodium: 2094.97mg
  • Calcium: 2192.48mg
  • Potassium: 1350.23mg
  • Iron: 7.53mg
  • Vitamin A: 381.39µg
  • Vitamin C: 4.60mg
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